The course aims to provide the first tools and methods for the preparation, execution and understanding for teaching purposes at high school of some laboratory experiences concerning oscillations and geometrical optics. Students will gradually acquire an awareness of the richness and potentiality of the experimental method and of some fundamental teaching methods, in particular those that are Inquiry Based. The main objective of the course is to gradually enable students to plan the execution of experiences for teaching purposes that depend mainly on the type of class and school they are addressed to, with methodologies based on the main research results in physics education.
Expected learning outcomes
The student at the end of the course · Will know the main results of research in physics education on active learning · Will be able to discuss first from the physical point of view and later also from the didactic point simple experiments concerning the harmonic motion and the normal oscillation modes and simple geometrical optics experiments · Furthermore, he will be able to prepare a didactic path on mechanical or optical subjects similar to those addressed in the course
Lesson period: First semester
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