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Durham University

Department of Physics

PHYS3611 Physics into Schools (2018/19)

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 https://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/students/library/

Content

Initial training course

Durham /Tees Valley STEMNET

One half day in May prior to the start of the academic year

Syllabus: Becoming a Science and Engineering Ambassador (SEA). Completion of initial paperwork for DBS check.

Lectures

Dr S.A. Wrathmall

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 S.A. Wrathmall

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.