COURSE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Development and evaluation of interactive teaching skills in prospective physics teachers.
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND SYLLABUS: Students, divided in small groups, observe the teaching of a mentor teacher for at least 15 hours in elementary school, and 15 hours in gymnasiums or vocational schools. Later they prepare their own lessons, and they teach at least two trial lessons in classroom. When they are ready for exam, they teach a public lesson, which is attended by the university lecturer of Methods in teaching physics, as well as by other students who take this course. Students' public lessons are discussed with students by the lecturer and mentoring teacher.
TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS: Students are required to regularly attend the lessons of mentoring teachers, assist them in teaching, and to teach and discuss public lessons. Two public lessons are graded and count as exam for the course.