SUPERCOMET 2 Teacher Seminar


SUPERCOMET 2 Teacher Seminar

Objectives To enrich teaching and learning of magnetism, electric conduction, electromagnetic induction and superconductivity in upper secondary school. To demonstrate some activities and show how the animations can be integrated with the regular teaching of the subject, alternatively suggest a pedagogical path for this part of the curriculum.
Description of material The teacher seminar consists of 4 modules of around 4 hours each that can be run together as a 2-day seminar, as two 1-day seminars or as 4 separate half-day seminars with some time between, depending on the available time. Each module can be used alone in case there is not time for all 4 modules. The first two modules mainly focus on “traditional” physics of electromagnetism and give an introduction to superconductivity, the third tackles more or less the theory of superconductivity, and during the last module the subject is applications and a summary of different teaching methods suggested by the project. The seminar has different materials: Trainer guide; Teacher seminar files; Digital learning objects (flash technology). All the materials were produced during the project SUPERCOMET 2 funded by Leonardo da Vinci programme phase II of the European Union in 2004-2007.
Compliance to quality criteria
Develops STEM competence. Criteria not present
Stimulates collaboration between teachers. Tends to comply with criteria
Includes different phases of delivery (input, application in classroom setting and reflection). Criteria not present
Is long-term. Tends to comply with criteria
Is participant-tailored. Criteria not present
Type of material Teacher seminar
PD target group (by subject) Physics
PD target group (by education level) Upper secondary
Educational approaches Hands-on, Technology enhanced teaching, Collaborative learning, Student-centered learning
Language(s) English
Diversity Diversity is not addressed
Accessibility After registration to STEM Learning platform
Comments (PD providers, teachers…) PD provider comments: “Teachers with and without a physics degree were equally represented among those participating in our teacher seminars during the project. Both groups were positive to the structure and contents of the seminar, and also positive to the materials and their effect on students.”

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