Physics Teaching Seminar

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Physics Teaching Seminar Instructions for Mini-Lecture This exercise has two purposes: 1) to give you experience in presenting physics material in a mock teaching situation to an audience of your peers (an increasingly popular component of job interviews), and 2) to give you experience in observing and critiquing others’ mock lectures. These first mock-lectures will be short and focus on a well-defined task. They will be presented on September 29. Scenario: Imagine that you are a teaching assistant for an introductory physics course (205 or 206) and that your students have been struggling with one of the selected
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Unformatted text preview: problems and contact you by e-mail to ask for help. You decide to take the first few minutes (max. of 10) at the beginning of the next lab to discuss the problem’s solution with the class. Task: We will assign you a problem to solve. Prepare a brief presentation in which you explain the problem and present the part or all of the solution. Be sure to use your presentation to reinforce the important physical principles and help the students understand how to approach solving other similar problems....
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  • Fall '11
  • GregoryFrancis
  • Teaching assistant, important physical principles, introductory physics course, mock teaching situation, increasingly popular component

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