Course Title: 
Pedagogy of Physics
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Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'Pedagogy of Physics' is a course offered at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

On completion of the course, the student teacher will;

  1. Acquire the knowledge of nature and Scope of Physics.
  2. Analyse the importance of Physics in life, objectives and Values of Teaching Physics, content Categories of Physics, approaches andMethods of Teaching of Physics.
  3. Develop the Skill of analysing Physics in terms of content and learning experiences.
  4. Stating objectives in behavioural terms.
  5. Appreciate the role of Physics in daily life.
  6. List out the different resources for Teaching Physics.
  7. Develop the Skill of selecting and using appropriate media and materials while Teaching lessons in Physics.
  8. Preparing Learning Aids, conducting experiments and demonstrations in Physics.

Unit I: Introduction

1.1 Meaning, Nature, Scope and Values.
1.2 Components of Scientific Knowledge-Process and Product.
1.3 Importance of Physics in daily life and growth of knowledge.

Unit II: Planning and Approaches

2.1 General aims and objectives of teaching Physics.
2.2 Writing instructional objectives in behavioural terms (Blooms/Anderson’s revised taxonomy)
2.3 Anderson’s Constructivist base for lesson planning.

Unit III: Methods of Teaching Physics

3.1 Approaches, methods and models of teaching.
3.2 Concept of correlation- incidental and systematic correlation of Physics -Interdisciplinary and intra disciplinary.

Unit IV: Teaching and learning resources in Physics

4.1 Library Resources: Text books, Reference Materials.
4.2 Laboratory, Importance and uses of Laboratory Manuals.

Unit V: Technological and Community resources in Physics

5.1 Technological resources: Audio-Visuals Materials, Virtual labs, Smart Class, Multimedia and E- learning resources.
5.2 Community resources and improvised aids.

  1. Contribution of Scientists in the field of Physics .
  2. Physics as an integral part of science.
  3. Importance, Steps/features, Merits and limitations of Inductive and Deductive methods, Lecture cum Demonstration method, Problem solving method.
  4. Identifying different components of scientific knowledge in the given context.
  5. Development of scientific attitude among students.
  6. Critical analysis of formulation of instructional objectives in behavioural Terms.
  7. Construction of self-instructional materials.
  8. Preparation of Power point presentation – Slides.
  9. Planning and designing for Laboratory work.
  10. Preparing the list of experiments to be conducted in the laboratory.
  11. Preparing lesson plan for different methods and models of teaching.
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