Science horizons

2022/2023
Programme:
Mathematics Education
Year:
3 year
Semester:
first or second
Kind:
optional
Group:
B1
ECTS:
5
Language:
slovenian, english
Hours per week – 1. or 2. semester:
Lectures
3
Seminar
0
Tutorial
1
Lab
0
Content (Syllabus outline)

Students will learn through selected examples and experimental work how science knowledge is constructed, how problems in science and technology are solved and how scientific ideas are communicated.

Readings

Iskanje primernih virov je del aktivnosti v okviru predmeta. Priporočene vire določi nosilec predmeta glede na izbrane primere. Priporočljiva dodatna literatura: / Searching for the suitable literature is part of the course activities. Course leader will suggest additional literature depending on the selected examples. Suggested additinal litterature includes:
Hobson A., Physics : Concepts and connections 4th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2006.
Bloomfield L., How things work 3rd Ed., J. Wiley & Sons, 2006.
Jones M et al, Balanced Science 1,2, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998.
Hill J. W et al, Chemistry for Changing Times 10th Ed, Prentice Hall, 2004.

Objectives and competences

Students will widen their knowledge and understanding of scientific reasoning and how problems are solved in science and technology. Students will learn about different science disciplines, analytical reasoning, making reasonable simplifications based on assumptions when solving complex problems etc. Occasionally guest experts from will be invited to lead some course activities.

Intended learning outcomes

Students will learn some basic terminology in science and technology and deepen their understanding of some basic concepts and laws that are important in science (mainly at qualitative level).

Learning and teaching methods

Lessons, discussions, active learning using experiments as integral part of the activities.

Assessment

grading: 5 (fail), 6-10 (pass) (according to the Statute of UL)

Lecturer's references

ETKINA, Eugenia, PLANINŠIČ, Gorazd. Thinking like a scientist. Physics world, ISSN 0953-8585, 2014, vol. 27, no. 3, str. 48-51, fotogr. [COBISS-SI-ID 2647908]
PLANINŠIČ, Gorazd. Premiki pri poučevanju naravoslovnih predmetov. Vzgoja in izobraževanje, ISSN 0350-5065, 2011/2012, letn. 42/43, št. 6/1, str. 19-24, ilustr. [COBISS-SI-ID 1813116]
PLANINŠIČ, Gorazd. IYPT problems as an efficient source of ideas for first-year project laboratory tasks. European journal of physics, ISSN 0143-0807, 2010, vol. 30, no. 6, str. S133-S140. [COBISS-SI-ID 2275428]