The course is both classroom teaching practice guidance and a place to connect theoretical knowledge with practical knowledge. The course will cover various topics of the teacher's work in general and of the physics teacher in particular.
Students will be familiarized with the research literature on various aspects of physics education and methods to implement them in the classroom. Students will be engaged in collaboratory work around teaching-learning evidence such as videos and other artifacts. Evaluation of the course: students will focus on the means by which they implement the theoretical principles in their teaching.
- The roles of the teacher in the classroom.
- Principles of curriculum design.
- An analysis of how junior high school physics curriculum and teaching units address learners' development and prior knowledge.
- How to construct a proper lesson:(a) identification and definition of the objectives of instruction; (b) Use of various teaching resources: textbooks, teacher guides, and websites; (c) Adjustment of the teaching methods to students' different learning styles; (d) Using illustrations, games, and technology; (f) Fostering a positive classroom climate; (g) Construction of teaching sequences.
- Experience with various teaching methods: (a) Teaching for Inquiry-based learning, (b) e-learning (c) Peer learning
- Principles of Evaluation: various evaluation criteria, measurement, and feedback approaches.
In Class [72 hours]
- Workshop and peer teaching
- Case Analysis
- Working in groups
Online Teaching [56 hours]