Course Synopses

16:750:636 BASICS OF TEACHING PHYSICS (1)

  • Course Description:

    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Concurrent teaching assignment in physics or astronomy recommended. Intended for graduate students interested in improving their skills for teaching physics. Topics include teaching goals, results of recent research, lecturing, demonstrations, teaching problem solving, testing, active learning, course development, and teaching difficult concepts in selected areas of physics. Instructor observes the student teaching.

    The courses may be taken in any order. Offered in alternate years.