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de Winter, James
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de Winter, J. & Airey, J. (2020). What makes a good physics teacher?: Views from the English stakeholder community. Physics Education, 55(1), Article ID 015017.
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2020 (English)In: Physics Education, ISSN 0031-9120, E-ISSN 1361-6552, Vol. 55, no 1, article id 015017Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When qualifying as a secondary school physics teacher in England, the statutory guidance is generic and very little subject-specific detail is offered. There is a lack of a clear, shared understanding of the subject-specific attributes that newly-qualified physics teachers are expected to have. This exploratory study reports the findings of a questionnaire that asked various stakeholders—including physics teachers, trainees and teacher trainers—to identify what they regard as the attributes of a 'good' physics teacher. From our analysis we present a set of attributes of a good physics teacher and consider how these may be grouped into themes that could provide a way to explore these expectations. We pay particular attention to the subject-specific, and consider how our findings align with the existing literature base.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol, UK: , 2020
Keywords
physics, teacher education
National Category
Other Physics Topics
Research subject
Physics with specialization in Physics Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-397847 (URN)10.1088/1361-6552/ab5215 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2015-01891
Available from: 2019-11-26 Created: 2019-11-26 Last updated: 2019-11-28Bibliographically approved
de Winter, J. (2019). Physics and Birdsong: "Listening" with Graphs. Physics Teacher, 57(6), 364-367
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2019 (English)In: Physics Teacher, ISSN 0031-921X, E-ISSN 1943-4928, Vol. 57, no 6, p. 364-367Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AMER ASSN PHYSICS TEACHERS, 2019
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-394692 (URN)10.1119/1.5124271 (DOI)000482977000006 ()
Available from: 2019-10-24 Created: 2019-10-24 Last updated: 2019-10-24Bibliographically approved
de Winter, J. & Airey, J. (2019). What is a ‘good’ physics teacher? Views from the English education community.. In: : . Paper presented at 2019 PhysTEC Conference. Boston, Massachusetts, March 2, 2019 - March 3, 2019..
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2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Keywords
physics teacher education
National Category
Other Physics Topics
Research subject
Physics with specialization in Physics Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-397854 (URN)
Conference
2019 PhysTEC Conference. Boston, Massachusetts, March 2, 2019 - March 3, 2019.
Available from: 2019-11-26 Created: 2019-11-26 Last updated: 2019-11-29Bibliographically approved
de Winter, J. & Airey, J. (2018). The views of pre-service physics teachers on the role of mathematics in the teaching and learning of physics. In: : . Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference, August 1, 2018 - August 2, 2018 in Washington D.C..
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Mathematics is commonly seen as playing a fundamental role in the understanding of undergraduate physics. However, this role poses challenges for teaching physics at lower levels. In England, increased formal assessment of mathematical skills in national physics examinations has made many teachers (re)consider this issue and their classroom practice.This qualitative study explores how English physics teachers view the physics/mathematics relationship. Our data consists of questionnaires and follow up interviews with an entire cohort of pre-service teachers training at an English university (n=13). Analysis included a line of enquiry on the tension between the value of mathematics in undergraduate physics and its value for teaching physics at school level.There was considerable variation across respondents, some seeing mathematics as integral to understanding school physics, whilst others prioritised conceptual understanding over mathematical formalism. Many noted how their views had changed during training, raising questions for those involved in physics teacher preparation.

National Category
Other Physics Topics Didactics
Research subject
Physics with specialization in Physics Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-357311 (URN)
Conference
Physics Education Research Conference, August 1, 2018 - August 2, 2018 in Washington D.C.
Available from: 2018-08-14 Created: 2018-08-14 Last updated: 2018-08-17Bibliographically approved
de Winter, J. & Mark, W. (2017). Approaches to Learning and Teaching Science: A Toolkit for International Teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
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2017 (English)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017
National Category
Other Physics Topics
Research subject
Education; Physics with specialization in Physics Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-357310 (URN)9781316645857 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-14 Created: 2018-08-14 Last updated: 2018-12-13Bibliographically approved
de Winter, J. & Airey, J. (2017). What is a ‘good’ physics teacher?: Views from the UK education community.. In: : . Paper presented at 12th conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA 2017), August 21-25, 2017, Dublin, Ireland.
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Other Physics Topics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-328933 (URN)
Conference
12th conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA 2017), August 21-25, 2017, Dublin, Ireland
Available from: 2017-09-05 Created: 2017-09-05 Last updated: 2017-09-06Bibliographically approved
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