TITLE

Increasing interest and awareness about teaching in science undergraduates

AUTHOR(S)
Singh, C.; Moin, L.; Schunn, C.
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2006, Vol. 818 Issue 1, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We discuss the development, implementation, and assessment of a course for science undergraduates designed to help them develop an awareness and a deeper appreciation of the intellectual demands of physics teaching. The course focused on increasing student enthusiasm and confidence in teaching by providing well supported teaching opportunities and exposure to physics education research. The course assessment methods include 1) pre/post-test measures of attitude and expectations about science teaching, 2) self and peer evaluation of student teaching, 3) content-based pre/post-tests given to students who received instruction from the student teachers, and 4) audio-taped focus group discussions in the absence of the instructor and TA to evaluate student perspective on different aspects of the course and its impact. © 2006 American Institute of Physics
ACCESSION #
19876285

 

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