Teacher Education in Physics

Research, Curriculum, and Practice

Author: David Elliott Meltzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984811007

Category: Physics

Page: 189

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The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) is proud to bring together the first published collection of full-length peer-reviewed research papers on teacher education in physics. We hope that this work will help institutions consider ways to improve their education of physics and physical science teachers, and that research in this field can continue to grow and challenge or support the effectiveness of practices in K-12 teacher education.

Teaching introductory physics

Author: Arnold B. Arons

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471137078

Category: Science

Page: 816

View: 773


This book is an invaluable resource for physics teachers. It contains an updated version of the author's A Guide to Introductory Physics Teaching (1990), Homework and Test Questions (1994), and a previously unpublished monograph "Introduction to Classical Conservation Laws".

The Big Ideas in Physics and How to Teach Them

Teaching Physics 11–18

Author: Ben Rogers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315305429

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 7286


The Big Ideas in Physics and How to Teach Them provides all of the knowledge and skills you need to teach physics effectively at secondary level. Each chapter provides the historical narrative behind a Big Idea, explaining its significance, the key figures behind it, and its place in scientific history. Accompanied by detailed ready-to-use lesson plans and classroom activities, the book expertly fuses the ‘what to teach’ and the ‘how to teach it', creating an invaluable resource which contains not only a thorough explanation of physics, but also the applied pedagogy to ensure its effective translation to students in the classroom. Including a wide range of teaching strategies, archetypal assessment questions and model answers, the book tackles misconceptions and offers succinct and simple explanations of complex topics. Each of the five big ideas in physics are covered in detail: electricity forces energy particles the universe. Aimed at new and trainee physics teachers, particularly non-specialists, this book provides the knowledge and skills you need to teach physics successfully at secondary level, and will inject new life into your physics teaching.

Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite CD

Author: Edward F. Redish

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 9158


TEACHING PHYSICS is a book about learning to be a more effective physics teacher. It is meant for anyone who is interested in learning about recent developments in physics education. It is not a review of specific topics in physics with hints for how to teach them and lists of common student difficulties. Rather, it is a handbook with a variety of tools for improving both teaching and learning of physics from new kinds of homework and exam problems, to surveys for figuring out what has happened in your class, to tools for taking and analyzing data using computers and video. TEACHING PHYSICS includes: an introduction to the cognitive model of thinking and learning that underlies modern physics education research principles and guidelines for making use of and understanding the implications of this cognitive model for the classroom a discussion of formative and summative evaluation with a variety of "thinking problems" useful for homework and exams a discussion of assessment of the success of instruction using research-based concept and attitude surveys discussion of 11 research-based curricular materials for use in lecture, lab, recitation, and workshops environments tips and guidelines for how to improve your instruction In addition, the book comes with a Resource CD containing 14 conceptual and 3 attitude surveys, more than 250 thinking problems covering all areas of introductory physics, resource materials from commercial vendors on use of computerized data acquisition and video, and a variety of other useful reference materials. TEACHING PHYSICS is a companion guide to using the Physics Suite, an integrated collection of research-based instructional material for lecture, laboratory, recitation, and workshop/studio environments. The elements of the Suite share the underlying philosophy of education described in this book.

Teaching Science Online

Practical Guidance for Effective Instruction and Lab Work

Author: Dietmar Kennepohl

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1620361906

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 5931


With the increasing focus on science education, growing attention is being paid to how science is taught. Educators in science and science-related disciplines are recognizing that distance delivery opens up new opportunities for delivering information, providing interactivity, collaborative opportunities and feedback, as well as for increasing access for students. This book presents the guidance of expert science educators from the US and from around the globe. They describe key concepts, delivery modes and emerging technologies, and offer models of practice. The book places particular emphasis on experimentation, lab and field work as they are fundamentally part of the education in most scientific disciplines. Chapters include: * Discipline methodology and teaching strategies in the specific areas of physics, biology, chemistry and earth sciences. * An overview of the important and appropriate learning technologies (ICTs) for each major science. * Best practices for establishing and maintaining a successful course online. * Insights and tips for handling practical components like laboratories and field work. * Coverage of breaking topics, including MOOCs, learning analytics, open educational resources and m-learning. * Strategies for engaging your students online. A companion website presents videos of the contributors sharing additional guidance, virtual labs simulations and various additional resources.

The Manga Guide to Physics

Author: Hideo Nitta,Keita Takatsu

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593271964

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 248

View: 6453


Megumi is an all-star athlete, but she's a failure when it comes to physics class. And she can't concentrate on her tennis matches when she's worried about the questions she missed on the big test! Luckily for her, she befriends Ryota, a patient physics geek who uses real-world examples to help her understand classical mechanics-and improve her tennis game in the process! In The Manga Guide to Physics, you'll follow alongside Megumi as she learns about the physics of everyday objects like roller skates, slingshots, braking cars, and tennis serves. In no time, you'll master tough concepts like momentum and impulse, parabolic motion, and the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. You'll also learn how to: * Apply Newton's three laws of motion to real-life problems * Determine how objects will move after a collision * Draw vector diagrams and simplify complex problems using trigonometry * Calculate how an object's kinetic energy changes as its potential energy increases If you're mystified by the basics of physics or you just need a refresher, The Manga Guide to Physics will get you up to speed in a lively, quirky, and practical way.

Five Easy Lessons

Strategies for Successful Physics Teaching

Author: Randall D. Knight

Publisher: Addison-Wesley


Category: Education

Page: 330

View: 7206


Five Easy Lessons: Strategies for Successful Physics Teaching is a paperback book packed with creative tips on how instructors can enhance and improve their physics class instruction techniques. It's an invaluable companion to Randy Knight's Physics for Scientists and Engineers — or for any physics course.

The Sourcebook for Teaching Science, Grades 6-12

Strategies, Activities, and Instructional Resources

Author: Norman Herr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787972983

Category: Education

Page: 584

View: 8206


A resource for middle and high school teachers offers activities, lesson plans, experiments, demonstrations, and games for teaching physics, chemistry, biology, and the earth and space sciences.

The Resourceful Physics Teacher

600 Ideas for Creative Teaching

Author: K Gibbs

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750305815

Category: Science

Page: 686

View: 8958


Contains over 600 demonstration experiments and ideas for students of physics. Explanations and background theory for each demonstration are given to help those teachers whose basic specialization is not in physics.

Frontiers of Fundamental Physics and Physics Education Research

Author: Burra G. Sidharth,Marisa Michelini,Lorenzo Santi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 331900297X

Category: Science

Page: 615

View: 5179


In a knowledge-based society, research into fundamental physics plays a vital role not only in the enhancement of human knowledge but also in the development of new technology that affects everyday life.The international symposium series Frontiers of Fundamental Physics (FFP) regularly brings together eminent scholars and researchers working in various areas in physics to exchange expertise, ideas, results, and new research perspectives. The twelfth such symposium, FFP12, took place at the University of Udine, Italy, and covered diverse fields of research: astrophysics, high energy physics and particle physics, theoretical physics, gravitation and cosmology, condensed matter physics, statistical physics, computational physics, and mathematical physics. Importantly, it also devoted a great deal of attention to physics education research, teacher training in modern physics, and popularization of physics. The high scientific level of FFP12 was guaranteed by the careful selection made by scientific coordinators from among 250 submissions from 28 countries across the world. During the three days of the conference, nine general talks were delivered in plenary sessions, 29 invited talks were given in specific topic areas, and 59 oral presentations were made. This book presents a selection of the best contributions at FFP12 with the aim of acquainting readers with the most important recent advances in fundamental physics and in physics education and teacher development.

Teaching and Learning of Physics in Cultural Contexts

Proceedings of the International Conference on Physics Education in Cultural Contexts : Cheongwon, South Korea, 13-17 August 2001

Author: Yunebae Park

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812702890

Category: Cross-cultural studies

Page: 472

View: 369


The aims of the International Conference on Physics Education in Cultural Contexts were to explore ways towards convergent and divergent physics learning beyond school boundaries, improve physics education through the use of traditional and modern cultural contexts, and exchange research and experience in physics education between different cultures. A total of 45 papers have been selected for this volume. The material is divided into three parts: Context and History, Conceptual Changes, and Media. The proceedings have been selected for coverage in: . OCo Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings (ISTP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings). OCo Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings- (ISSHP- / ISI Proceedings). OCo Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings). OCo CC Proceedings OCo Engineering & Physical Sciences."

Multiple Representations in Physics Education

Author: David F. Treagust,Reinders Duit,Hans E. Fischer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319589148

Category: Science

Page: 322

View: 949


This volume is important because despite various external representations, such as analogies, metaphors, and visualizations being commonly used by physics teachers, educators and researchers, the notion of using the pedagogical functions of multiple representations to support teaching and learning is still a gap in physics education. The research presented in the three sections of the book is introduced by descriptions of various psychological theories that are applied in different ways for designing physics teaching and learning in classroom settings. The following chapters of the book illustrate teaching and learning with respect to applying specific physics multiple representations in different levels of the education system and in different physics topics using analogies and models, different modes, and in reasoning and representational competence. When multiple representations are used in physics for teaching, the expectation is that they should be successful. To ensure this is the case, the implementation of representations should consider design principles for using multiple representations. Investigations regarding their effect on classroom communication as well as on the learning results in all levels of schooling and for different topics of physics are reported. The book is intended for physics educators and their students at universities and for physics teachers in schools to apply multiple representations in physics in a productive way.

Science Teacher Education

An International Perspective

Author: Sandra K. Abell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402002724

Category: Education

Page: 237

View: 2674


The authors of the chapters in this volume have witnessed their share of science education reform efforts in their respective countries, some driven by government policies, some by institutional initiatives, and others by the researchers themselves. In each case, science teacher preparation and the continuing education of science teachers are key elements of reform. Collectively, the writers paint a promising picture of science teacher education internationally. Their stories are of change and progress, of commitment and hope. We present the stories in the spirit of capturing history and moving forward to inform science educators world-wide engaged in science teacher education and reform efforts. This volume can help science educators think globally about issues and values in science education, while providing ideas for taking local action.

Checkpoint Physics

Author: Peter D. Riley

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780719580697

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 3356


"Checkpoint Physics is one of three books that covers the requirements ofthe Cambridge International Examinations Checkpoint tests and other equivalentjunior secondary science courses. The clear text and colourful illustrationsand photographs fully explain the concepts and encourage background reading.Boxed sections are used to show how scientific ideas have developed and howthey are applied in today's world. Each book contains a glossary and issupported by a Teacher's Resource Book that contains details of practical work." -- BOOK JACKET.

Teaching introductory physics

Reprints from the Physics teacher, April 1963-December 1973

Author: American Association of Physics Teachers. Committee on Physics in Pre-College Education

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 399

View: 7768


2005 Physics Education Research Conference

Author: Paula Heron,Laura McCullough,Jeffrey Marx

Publisher: American Inst. of Physics

ISBN: 9780735403116

Category: Science

Page: 158

View: 5783


The papers included in these proceedings have been peer-reviewed. The 2005 Physics Education Research Conference covered a broad spectrum of current research directions including student learning of specific topics, student attitudes, and the effectiveness of various teaching methods. The emphasis was on undergraduate instruction. The theme of this conference was "Connecting Physics Education Research Teacher Education at All Levels: K-20."

Force and Motion

An Illustrated Guide to Newton's Laws

Author: Jason Zimba

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801896320

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 7839


Zimba illustrates the laws with more than 350 diagrams, an innovative presentation that offers a fresh way to teach the fundamentals in introductory physics, mechanics, and kinematics courses.

Teaching and Learning STEM

A Practical Guide

Author: Richard M. Felder,Rebecca Brent

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118925823

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 4775


Rethink traditional teaching methods to improve student learning and retention in STEM Educational research has repeatedly shown that compared to traditional teacher-centered instruction, certain learner-centered methods lead to improved learning outcomes, greater development of critical high-level skills, and increased retention in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Teaching and Learning STEM presents a trove of practical research-based strategies for designing and teaching courses and assessing students' learning. The book draws on the authors' extensive backgrounds and decades of experience in STEM education and faculty development. Its engaging and well-illustrated descriptions will equip you to implement the strategies in your courses and to deal effectively with problems (including student resistance) that might occur in the implementation. The book will help you: Plan and conduct class sessions in which students are actively engaged, no matter how large the class is Make good use of technology in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses and flipped classrooms Assess how well students are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and conceptual understanding the course is designed to teach Help students develop expert problem-solving skills and skills in communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, high-performance teamwork, and self-directed learning Meet the learning needs of STEM students with a broad diversity of attributes and backgrounds The strategies presented in Teaching and Learning STEM don't require revolutionary time-intensive changes in your teaching, but rather a gradual integration of traditional and new methods. The result will be continual improvement in your teaching and your students' learning.