Course: Computer-aided physics education

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Course title Computer-aided physics education
Course code KFY/PVF
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Tesař Jiří, doc. PaedDr. Ph.D.
  • Vochozka Vladimír, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to the course and the seminar 2. Preparation of presentations due to age peculiarities of pupils (PowerPoint, OpenOffice - Impress) 3. Presentation of thematic students' materials (PowerPoint, OpenOffice - Impress) 4. PASCO - an experimental system for the teaching of sciences (including opportunities in teaching, didactic analysis of specific experiments) 5. Vernier - equipment for the teaching of natural science fields (including options, didactic analysis of specific experiments, buy) 6. NeuLog - the universal system for experimental teaching of natural science (including options, summary summoned system, their characteristics, advantages, disadvantages, actual measurement) ISES - an experimental system 7. Interactive whiteboards - applications and inclusion in teaching physics 8. Interactive whiteboards - creating materials for the interactive whiteboard 9. Interactive whiteboards - students' materials presentation 10. Interactive textbooks and materials for teaching physics at elementary schools (Fraus, KDF MFF) 11. Searching for information on the Internet - reliability of information 12. Physical animation and applets - visualization of physical phenomena 13. Teaching programs (LANGMaster, Edison, Fyzika zajímavě, aj.) 14. Workshop of course

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
Computer controlled and computer powered teaching - their pedagogical-psychological aspects. Physics teaching and the Internet, Examples, didactical analysis and comparisons of learning programs in the field of physics. Using common software in physics teaching (text, mathematical formula, graphs, presentations, WWW pages, pictures and photographies). During the study, the student conducts a portfolio of his / her didactical materials (presentations, papers, projects, thought maps, preparations for teaching, photo and video documentation of experiments, video sequences from teaching lessons, aids and experiments database, overview of visits during his / her teaching and pedagogical outcomes at school, overview of all promotional events popularizing the disciplines). This portfolio will be used during didactic analysis during the final state exam.
Work with given software, creation of proper applications and introduction thereof in teaching.
Prerequisites
PC use, knowledge of teaching principles, overview of primary school and secondary school physics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Seminar paper, active work with teaching software.
Recommended literature
  • Návody k jednotlivým výukovým programům.
  • Zoner Context - Uživatelská příručka. ZONER Software, Brno 1997.
  • Dvořák, L. a kol.:. Famulus 3,1 - Výukové programy I. Famulus Etc., Praha 1992.
  • Magera:. PowerPoint 2002, (Grada 2002).
  • Peclinovský, J.:. Excel 2000, (Grada 1999).
  • Šimek, T.:. MS Word 2002, (Grada 2002).


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in physics (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in physics (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in physics and information technology (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter