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267126 SE Training in reformed physics curriculum (2021W)

Instructor's Guide to Open Source Tutorials

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. 16 participants
Language: English



Do 14:00-15:30 Uhr, SR 5, Porzellangasse 5, Beginn: 07.10.21


Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar will train pre-service teachers in the use of Open Source Tutorials (OSTs), a set of worksheets based upon physics education research. Unlike Tutorials in Introductory Physics from which they derive, OSTs have an explicit emphasis on student attitudes about the nature of physics knowledge and learning.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be assessed based upon classroom participation, weekly homework assignments, facilitation of OST's for their classmates (mock lesson), and reflections written on the teaching. In particular, several homework assignments will be dedicated to preparing students to create their own OST's, teach them at a Gymnasium, and reflect upon the experience.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students are expected to attend and participate actively in class, to complete homework assignments thoroughly and on time, and to be prepared when it is their turn to facilitate Tutorial.
90-100% (1)
80-90% (2)
70-80% (3)
60 - 70% (4)
50-60% (5)

Examination topics

There are no exams in this course

Reading list

Journal articles written in English and other readings will be posted online. The Tutorials themselves will be provided to students.

Association in the course directory


Last modified: We 08.09.2021 10:08