Universität Wien FIND

267239 SE Training in reformed physics curriculum (2019S)

Teaching Inquiry 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. 28 participants
Language: English



Do 11:00-13:00 Uhr, 311-313 Zentrum für LehrerInnenbildung, Seminarraum des AECCs
This class will meet a total of 14 times, 3 of which will last the full 2 hours. The remaining 11 classes will end at 12:30.
Vorbesprechung: Thursday, March 7th, 11:00-13:00 Uhr


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
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

UF PHYS 14, UF MA PHYS 02a, UF MA PHYS 02b, LA-Ph232, LA-Ph71 fW

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