Thinking about actions to take(Suggestions)

There's a good chance you could improve your teaching if you were to:

Try these

  • integrating your current model of energy
  • introducing a range of frequency dependent phenomena
  • developing and exploiting a photon model of radiating
  • linking radiating to the other three pathways (electrical, mechanical, heating by particles)
  • Teacher Tip: Work through the Physics Narrative to find these lines of thinking worked out and then look in the Teaching Approaches for some examples of activities.

    Avoid these

  • rehearsing the wave–particle duality arguments of early last century
  • making quantum physics too mystical
  • using the photo-electric effect as the central phenomena in introducing photons
  • Teacher Tip: These difficulties are distilled from: the research findings; the practice of well-connected teachers with expertise; issues intrinsic to representing the physics well.

    Prepare for teaching across the topic using these links

    topic kitset topic path core ideas (topic) decisions to make (topic) suggestions (for the topic) topic issues

    This is a nugget in the TL thread – connect all three threads from any link

    Physics Narrative (PN) Teaching & Learning Issues(TL) Teaching Approaches(TA)


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