TEACHING SCIENCES CONCEPTS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Course Information
TitleΕΝΝΟΙΕΣ ΤΩΝ ΦΥΣΙΚΩΝ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΩΝ ΚΑΙ Η ΔΙΔΑΣΚΑΛΙΑ ΤΟΥΣ ΣΤΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ / TEACHING SCIENCES CONCEPTS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL
CodeΕΜ72
FacultyEducation
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorNikolaos Lamprinos
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600017627

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dīmotikīs Ekpaídeusīs (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses744

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600189073
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to form their knowledge in order to teach science concepts in primary education
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is an introduction to fundamental physics’ concepts contained in primary school’s curriculum. A clearly presentation of the historical development of these concepts is attempted, starting from the draft concept of “force” introduced in 17th century and ending up with the introduction of the differentiated concepts of force, momentum, pressure, energy and power in 19th century. Students’ ideas on these concepts and on the interpretation of various natural phenomena are featured. It is pointed out that students’ ideas are generated by their linear causal way of thinking. An evaluation of differences among students’ ideas and that of the first scientists is attempted. The need of introducing differentiated concepts is featured and the connections among these concepts are clearly presented. This course sections’ are: Force • Force and motion • Momentum • The relation between force and momentum • Pressure • The relation between force and pressure • Energy • Power • The relation between energy and power.
Keywords
Science concepts, historical development of concepts, children's ideas
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures782.6
Reading Assigment391.3
Exams30.1
Total1204
Student Assessment
Description
Students: •answer physics’ questions that according to research are related with resistant alternative answers •Recognize physics’ mistakes that there in primary school’s manual book
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κουμαράς, Π.(2015). Μονοπάτια της σκέψης στον κόσμο της Φυσικής. Αθήνα. Gutenberg
Additional bibliography for study
Driver, R., Squires, A., Rushworth, P., & Wood-Robinson, V. (1998).Οικοδομώντας τις Έννοιες των Φυσικών Επιστημών: Μια Παγκόσμια Σύνοψη των Ιδεών των Μαθητών. Αθήνα: Τυπωθήτω - Γιώργος Δαρδανός Hewitt, P. (2004). Οι Έννοιες των Φυσικών Επιστημών. Ηράκλειο: Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης
Last Update
11-07-2021