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Spring 2024
May 21, 2024
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PHYS 59500 - Instructional Design In Physical Science
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. This course builds on collaborative interactions among current Purdue Physics or Education students, K-12 science educators, Physics and Purdue College of Science faculty, and Physics Outreach. The goal for this course is to provide opportunities and mentorship for independent work that could include the design, piloting, and assessment of instructional materials, relevant to learning and teaching topics and concepts related to the physical sciences. With a "service learning" orientation, students enrolled in this course should expect to learn and build upon the fundamental principles related to the design and implementation of instructional materials in classroom or informal learning environments, and assessment of learning. Materials developed could contribute to the repertoire of practicing teachers and/or Physics Outreach.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Individual Study

Offered By: College of Science
Department: Physics and Astronomy

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Learn to apply fundamental principles of instructional design and/or assessment of learning. 2. Develop creative and engaging age-appropriate opportunities to promote the learning of scientific concepts. 3. Critique and reflect upon personal insights and experiences related to non-traditional and informal science education.

Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     
      Freshman: 15 - 29 hours
      Sophomore: 45 - 59 hours
      Freshman: 0 - 14 hours
      Sophomore: 30 - 44 hours

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