Universität Wien FIND

260074 SE The pedagogical use of computers in physics education (2010W)

Based on results from physics education research, case studies of the lecturer, didactics of media and psychology of learning examples will be adressed focusing on the potential of digital media. Specifically topics from the field of mechanics, electricity and optics will be covered. The computer will be used as a tool for collecting and evaluating data as well as for modeling and simulations.

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work

Termine nach Vereinbarung.
Vorbesprechung: Mittwoch, 13.10.2010, 16:00, PC-Labor, Währingerstr. 17, 2.Stk., 1090 Wien


max. 10 participants
Language: German



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Findings of current research for teaching and learning physics with new media and results of Austrian case studies
Basics of psychology of learning and didactics of media and overview of the pedagogical potential of digital media for physics education
From data collecting to modeling ¿ examples from the field of mechanics and electricity
Virtual experiments and how they can enlarge the possibilities compared with real experiments
Discovery learning with the computer
Individualization in physics education using the potential of digital media

Assessment and permitted materials

Active contributions in the in-class lecture and the electronic discussion forum.
Examination paper at the end of the course

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students study research reports and basics of psychology of learning and didactics of digital media for physics education.
Students reflect the possibilities for encouraging students' learning with the help of digital media and plan specific assignments
Students evaluate their examples focusing on didactics of physics
Students know how organize the pedagogical use of computers in the classroom

Examination topics

Short lectures, collective acquirement of assignments and examples, guidance with the help of an electronic platform, cooperative and collaborative learning

Reading list

Wird in der Lehrveranstaltung bekannt gegeben.

Association in the course directory

LA-Ph71 freies Wahlfach

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