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What should you be knowing as a Physics teacher?

Discussion in 'Science' started by hummi7883, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. hummi7883

    hummi7883 New commenter

    I am going to start my PGCE in physics.I will be a mature student(28) and a career changer.
    My degree is 7 years old .I am quite excited for this year and ready to take the challenges and prepared for it as I have faced loads of pressures in my life[​IMG]
    But,with a capital BUT,I am really worried about my subject knowledge,this thought is shaking my confidence.[​IMG]
    I am revising the KS3 and KS4 guides,what else should I be doing at this point of time.
    Can other science teachers suggest what would be best for me....Thanks!
  2. Have a look at the Institute of Physics teaching resources at www.iop.org/education/ltp/resources. In particular, you'll find the Supporting Physics Teachers materials very worthwhile if you take the time to familiarise yourself with them. They are designed for new teachers of physics who want to develop or deepen their own understanding of physics for teaching at KS3 and KS4. As you begin your training, you'll be able to make use of the specific teaching advice it gives for each topic as well as brushing up your own knowledge.
    The materials are housed on the TalkPhysics discussion website www.talkphysics.org. This is something you'll find useful not only during your training but also into the first years of teaching and well beyond. It's where teachers of physics (not only physics specialists but also chemists and biologists!) can get together to chat about physics, share teaching tips and resources and ask for advice.
    Hope this helps!
  3. hummi7883

    hummi7883 New commenter

    Thanks for the advise everyone!!
    Wow.. some really good websites physics cat,the ones I never knew...thank you !![​IMG]

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