Foundations and Teaching of Physics (2018/2019)
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
FIS/08 - PHYSICS TEACHING AND HISTORY OF PHYSICS
The teaching is organized as follows:
At the end of the course, perspective teachers will be able to project learning paths in Physics, differentiated between pre-school and primary school, based on explorative and experimental activities in the fields of kinematics, dynamics, universal Gravitation, forces and their measurement, friction, equilibrium, liquids, electrical phenomena, light and vision, thermal phenomena, magnetic and electromagnetic phenomena, physics of sounds.
The laboratory modulus is part of the course and of the examination.
The course introduces in explorative and experiential modalities the following subjects, which are illustrated in detail in the slides on the e-learning website, differentiated between pre-school and primary school:
elements of kinematics, the three principles of dynamics, gravity weight and universal gravitation, friction, forces and equilibrium, liquids, thermal phenomena, electric phenomena, magnetic and electromagnetic phenomena, sounds, light and vision.
Evaluation will be done through:
- a personal notebook-portfolio where the subjects treated in the course shall be distinighished into “knowledge of the teacher” and “doing with the children”
- a project of a learning path about one of the subjects treated in the course
- two worksheets regarding the laboratory activities
- oral discussion
Students have to demonstrate that:
- they have understood the basic physical concepts related to the physical phenomena studied
- they are able to propose explorative activities about the physical phenomena studied
- they are able to use a correct and rigorous language
- they are able to project learning paths in Physics for pre-school and primary school children following the Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) modality