Foundations and Teaching of Physics (2018/2019)



Course code
4S001184
Credits
9
Coordinator
Francesca Monti
Academic sector
FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS FIS/08 - PHYSICS TEACHING AND HISTORY OF PHYSICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Fondamenti 4 Sem. 1A Francesca Monti

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Didattica 4 Sem. 1B Francesca Monti

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 1] 1 Lab. 1A, Lab. 1B Francesca Monti

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 2] 1 Lab. 1A, Lab. 1B Claudia Daffara

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 3] 1 Lab. 1A, Lab. 1B Claudia Daffara

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 4] 1 Lab. 1A, Lab. 1B Claudia Daffara

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Learning outcomes

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.

Syllabus

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.

Assessment methods and criteria

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

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018