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Durham University

Department of Physics

PHYS3611 Physics into Schools (2012/13)

Details of the module's prerequisites, learning outcomes, assessment and contact hours are given in the official module description in the Faculty Handbook - follow the link above.  A detailed description of the module's content is given below, together with book lists and a link to the current library catalogue entries.  For an explanation of the library's categorisation system see http://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/students/library/.

Content

Initial training course 

Dr P.J. Edwards

One full day in June prior to the start of the academic year

Syllabus: An introduction to working in schools and with pupils. Completion of initial paperwork for CRB check.

Lectures

Dr P.J. Edwards and others

4 lectures in Michaelmas Term

Syllabus: Teaching and learning skills, generic transferable skills, presentation skills.  Links to scenarios that are likely to arise in the school placement.

Tutorials

Dr P.J. Edwards

6 tutorials in Michaelmas Term

Syllabus: Opportunity for students to share their experiences and to discuss specific issues in Physics education and the public perception of science.

School placement

40 hours in Epiphany Term

Syllabus: Classroom observation and assistance, teaching assistance, whole class teaching, university awareness, Special Project, extra-curricular projects.