Universität Wien FIND

267124 SE Teaching Inquiry (2021S)

into Radioactivity (IiR)

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

R 10:00-11:30 Uhr
You will find a link for the course on the course Moodle page. The class will be held online via Zoom until at least Easter; hopefully, we will be able to meet in person after that.

Including the Vorbesprechung, this class will meet a total of 14 times. In addition, you will teach one Gymnasium class online and observe a second Gymnasium class online.
Vorbesprechung: Thursday, March 4th, 10:00-11:30

Thursday 11.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Digital
Thursday 18.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Digital
Thursday 25.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Digital
Thursday 15.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Digital
Thursday 22.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Digital
Thursday 29.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Digital
Thursday 06.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Digital
Thursday 20.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Digital
Thursday 27.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Digital
Thursday 10.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Digital
Thursday 17.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Digital
Thursday 24.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Inquiry into Radioactivity (IiR) is a course created by Andy Johnson at Black Hills State University, where it has been taught since 2004. As discussed in Science Magazine, the overarching goal of the course is to help students with little background in science develop “a functional understanding of ionizing radiation”. We will delve into the course materials and assess what, if any, modifications are needed for future use in Austrian schools.

Assessment and permitted materials


Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Your grade will consist of three parts, weighted equally:
1) attendance and participation during class. Since our class is online, you will be expected to have your camera on throughout the class.
2) weekly homework assignments
3) a) teaching one or more lessons from the curriculum to colleagues during the seminar, and b) written reflections of this teaching as well as teaching of Gymnasium students

Examination topics


Reading list

Digital readings will be provided as needed

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Th 23.03.2023 00:24