Master thesis reearch work 1

2021/2022
Programme:
Educational Physics, Second Cycle
Year:
1 year
Semester:
second
Kind:
mandatory
ECTS:
10
Language:
slovenian
Hours per week – 2. semester:
Lectures
0
Seminar
0
Tutorial
0
Lab
0
Prerequisites

Enrolment in regular study

Content (Syllabus outline)

-Selection of the master thesis research topic (physics education, interdisciplinary thematic)
-overview of the relevant literature
-selection of experimental methods and theoretical frameworks; learning about the specifics of the environment and conditions in which the research work will take place.
-research plan draft

Readings

Odvisna od področja magistrskega dela;
poleg temeljne literature povezane s temo magistrskega dela morajo študenti poiskati tudi aktualne znanstvene članke z ustreznega področja.

Depending on the thematic of the research work; in addition to the major resources on the relevant topic, students will also need to find and read relevant scientific papers that address the research topic.

Objectives and competences

Objectives:
Students will be able to plan a research in the area of physics education using the knowledge that they gained during the studies and experiences gained during the teaching practice.

Competences:
Formulating research questions in the area of physics education
systematic problem solving related to the chosen subject;
selection of appropriate literature and choice of research methods;

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge: Understanding physical, didactical-educational, cognitive and other relevant aspects of the chosen research problematic. Selection of the relevant literature and appropriate research methods.
Application: Mastering the methods and working habits that will be useful in students’ future research and developmental work.

Reflection: Connection with the knowledge acquired at various courses in previous studies. Ability to connect and apply acquired knowledge in searching for solutions to given problem.

Transferable skills:
Design of research work including combination of methods with the aim of testing different hypotheses. Ability to work on a project independently and as a part of a team.

Learning and teaching methods

Individual or team work, consultations with the a mentor

Assessment

passed / not passed

(according to the Statute of UL)

Lecturer's references

prof. dr. Gprazd Planinšič:
1. JELIČIĆ, Katarina, PLANINIĆ, Maja, PLANINŠIČ, Gorazd. Analyzing high school studentsʼ reasoning about electromagnetic induction. Physical review, Physics education research, ISSN 2469-9896, 2017, vol. 13, iss. 1, str. 010112-1-010112-18, ilustr., doi: 10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.13.010112. [COBISS-SI-ID 3067236]
2. GREGORČIČ, Bor, ETKINA, Eugenia, PLANINŠIČ, Gorazd. A new way of using the interactive whiteboard in a high school physics classroom: a case study. Research in science education, ISSN 0157-244X, 2017, 25 str., ilustr., doi: 10.1007/s11165-016-9576-0. [COBISS-SI-ID 3059812]
3. POKLINEK ČANČULA, Maja, PLANINŠIČ, Gorazd, ETKINA, Eugenia. Analyzing patterns in experts' approaches to solving experimental problems. American journal of physics : a publication of American association of physics teachers, ISSN 0002-9505, 2015, vol. 83, no. 4, str. 366-374, ilustr. http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapt/journal/ajp/83/4/10.1119/1.4913528. [COBISS-SI-ID 2803556]
4. PLANINŠIČ, Gorazd, ETKINA, Eugenia. Light-emitting diodes : learning new physics. The Physics teacher, ISSN 0031-921X, 2015, vol. 53, no. 4, str. 210-216, ilustr. http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapt/journal/tpt/53/4/10.1119/1.4914558. [COBISS-SI-ID 2802788]
5. ETKINA, Eugenia, PLANINŠIČ, Gorazd. Defining and developing critical thinking through devising and testing multiple explanations of the same phenomenon. The Physics teacher, ISSN 0031-921X, 2015, vol. 53, no. 7, str. 432-437, ilustr. http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapt/journal/tpt/53/7/10.1119/1.4931014. [COBISS-SI-ID 2898276]"