12-15 July 2011
Saint George Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Training Senior student to be "IIL" competent Physics lecturers

Presented by Dr. CABLE MOJI on 14 Jul 2011 from 09:00 to 09:15
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: Education
Track: Track E - Physics Education


<p>Traditional lecturing of Physics in a preaching pattern to a multitude stduent masses in a large lecture theatre, has not succeeded in attracting more number into Physics further than second year. University of Pretoria Physics Education Research Group (UPPERG) has introduced "Interactive-Inquiry Learning" Teaching where Masters and Doctoral students are guided to lecture groups of 40 BSc4Y program students, in smaller laboratories: discussing Physics theories and concepts while supervising practiacls and encouraging these youger students into excercises and tutorials of Physics. Regular observation is done where eight senior students of Physics Department of the University of Pretoria lecture the twelve groups of students in the BSc4Y program. "Lecturers" use the IIL Teaching method. Some results of this teaching are shown. Further observation show that contact and consultation are more spontaneous to younger senior students lecturers than to older folk lecturers. Bitter interacions in cases of "accommodation in conceptual change" ensue often leading to successful learning, which otherwise would seldonm occur when a "matured proffessor" lectures the youngsters.

Level (Hons, MSc, PhD, other)?

Physics Edu Research

Consider for a student award (Yes / No)?


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Room: Acro7

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