Since 2005, the Italian Universities have promoted initiatives for school-university cooperation in the framework of a national project (PLS) to face the problems of a substantial scientific illiteracy in young people and a worrying decreasing interest in physics emerging from OCSE-PISA data. The Italian university Physics Education Research Unit (IPERU), cooperating with national research projects on physics education over the last 15 years, joined in a proposal for PLS consisting of a national pilot II level Master (post Master Degree) on innovations in teaching and learning physics and guidance for in-service teacher development in modern physics and problem solving. The Master (Master IDIFO) is realized through the cooperation of 15 IPERU, led by Udine. In this contribution the characteristics of the Master IDIFO and significant aspects of its realization are discussed, in terms of a community where a fruitful interaction between school teachers and researchers produces a research-based model for teacher education. In five case studies discussed in detail the main problems for curricula innovation are in the fields of relativity, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and the structure of matter, with relative research methods offering a bridge between research and education.

MASTER IDIFO (INNOVAZIONE DIDATTICA IN FISICA E ORIENTAMENTO): A COMMUNITY OF ITALIAN PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCHERS AND TEACHERS AS A MODEL FOR A RESEARCH BASED IN-SERVICE TEACHER DEVELOPMENT IN MODERN PHYSICS

LEVRINI, OLIVIA;
2011

Abstract

Since 2005, the Italian Universities have promoted initiatives for school-university cooperation in the framework of a national project (PLS) to face the problems of a substantial scientific illiteracy in young people and a worrying decreasing interest in physics emerging from OCSE-PISA data. The Italian university Physics Education Research Unit (IPERU), cooperating with national research projects on physics education over the last 15 years, joined in a proposal for PLS consisting of a national pilot II level Master (post Master Degree) on innovations in teaching and learning physics and guidance for in-service teacher development in modern physics and problem solving. The Master (Master IDIFO) is realized through the cooperation of 15 IPERU, led by Udine. In this contribution the characteristics of the Master IDIFO and significant aspects of its realization are discussed, in terms of a community where a fruitful interaction between school teachers and researchers produces a research-based model for teacher education. In five case studies discussed in detail the main problems for curricula innovation are in the fields of relativity, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and the structure of matter, with relative research methods offering a bridge between research and education.
PHYSICS COMMUNITY AND COOPERATION Volume 2 - GIREP-EPEC & PHEC 2009 International Conference
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R. Battaglia; L. Cazzaniga; F. Corni; A. De Ambrosis; C. Fazio; M. Giliberti; O. Levrini; M. Michelini; A. Mossenta; L. Santi; R.M. Sperandeo; A. Stefanel
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