|Course title||Physics Education II|
|Status||Lectures, seminars, field experience (school)|
|Lecturer||Vanja Radolić, PhD, Associate Professor,
Igor Miklavčić, lecture
|Course objective||To enable students for successful and autonomous work as physics teacher in primary and secondary school|
|Prerequisites||Physics Education I|
|Learning outcomes:||After successfully completed course, student will be able to:
|Correlation of learning outcomes, teaching methods and evaluation||
|Gained competencies||Ability to apply traditional and modern (interactive) teaching strategies and methods in physics teaching in primary school. Development of analytical and logical approach to problem solving. Development of written and oral communication capabilities.|
|Content (Course curriculum)||Lectures:
Detailed didactical instruction on physics syllabus implementation in different secondary school environment. Methodology of working with talented pupils. Pupils competitions. Making presentations and different materials for visualisation and popularisation of physics.
Seminars and teaching experience in primary school:
Habits of experiential learning and teaching are acquired in cooperative seminar exercises in faculty settings and during teaching in schools under the control of experienced teachers (mentors) and faculty stuff.
|Recommended reading|| Secondary school textbooks  Selected articles from: Physics Education, Physics Teacher, Science Education, International J. of Science Education, J. of Research in Science Education itd.  Selected articles from: Matematičko-fizički list, Čovjek i svemir, Priroda|
|Additional reading|| Leading projects in physics education: PSSC Physics, Harvard Project Physics, Nuffield 0 Level Physics, Nuffield Advanced Physics.  Internet web sites about physics|
|Instructional methods||Experimental learning through cooperative work in academic settings (seminars) and real settings (school teaching):
a) workshops experience in faculty class consisting of theoretical preparation for school teaching and discoursing after school teaching using techniques of action research and multimedia technology (analysis of video and audio materials)
b) secondary school teaching (students have to listen at least 5 lectures of school teacher before he/she lecture for grade)
|Exam formats||1. Practical (30%):
Quality of student’s activity in seminars and school teaching is crucial measure of success in course.
2. Written (40%):
20 questions (10 theoretical and 10 conceptual) -> 100 points!
Need to obtain at least 25 point on theory and 25 points on conceptual questions for successful passing the written exam
3. Oral (30%):
Presentation of one methodical unit in imaginary class environment. Checking of knowledge and understanding of physical syllabus in secondary school with special attention to key elements (quantities, phenomena, laws, experiments, … ). Identification of the most frequent misconceptions in different conceptual areas.
|Quality control and successfulness follow up||Students interview
Statistic reports on success in course