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2013/14 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PHYS3600 Physics in Schools
10 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Dr A M Voice
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2013/14
Pre-requisite qualificationsNOTE: All candidates will be required to complete a Police CRB check to assure their suitability to work in a school environment. Please speak to the Module Leader first if you wish to enrol on this module as places are very limited
This module is mutually exclusive with
|Enterprise into Schools
|Group Industrial Project
|Extended Project Abroad
|Advanced Physics in Schools
|Year Abroad for MPhys Students
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesAt the end of the module, students should be able to:
- plan and organise a physics-related presentation to or activity with a secondary school science class;
- collate information and create a well-reasoned, final report;
- defend their choice of approach to the teaching of specific concept(s) in physics at school level.
Develop teaching materials.
Present material in a way to engage secondary school pupils.
We envisage that students taking this module:
- will be placed within a local secondary school/6th form college with a specific remit to help organise Physics activities within the school/6th form college, e.g. through science lessons or science clubs or, if desired to help school teachers establish such clubs.
- will, during their time with pupils in school, organise Physics-based project(s) with the aim of promoting the excitement of Physics in secondary school/6th form college students.
The specifics for each student will be decided in consultation between the student, host school teacher and the academic staff liaison.
|Private study hours
|Total Contact hours
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)
Private studyPreparation of teaching materials and writing report: 50 hours;
Working in school: 25 hours;
Reflective log and preparation of summary and oral: 14 hours.
There is no reading list for the module- students need to find their own resources.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackRegular progress meetings within the school to be arranged between the student and the school teacher(s).
Regular formal and informal meetings with an Academic supervisor.
Methods of assessment
|% of formal assessment
|2,000-3,000 written report on project (include all teaching materials)
|To supervisors and others describing aims, approach, methods, results, conclusions, highlights and shortcomings
|Learning Log summary -1,000 words, summarising skills developed during module, reflecting on experiences
|Staff assessment of how well student has succeeded in achieving original aims, and general development during performance of duties
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 10/04/2014
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