Bachelor academic studies Bachelor with Honours in Physics Teaching


STRUCTURE OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME

 

- Title of the study programme: Bachelor academic studies Bachelor with Honours in Physics Teaching

- Goal of this study programme is to provide academic education of experts in teaching Physics and Astronomy in primary and secondary schools.

- Since on the one hand physics is a fundamental science and a very broad one, on the other hand, the modern market demands experts for teaching in primary and secondary schools, this study programme is designed to meet both criteria.

Basic knowledge of physics necessary to all physicists, especially those who choose teaching in primary and secondary schools, is provided through obligatory courses that are common to the study program of bachelor academic studies in physics and bachelor academic studies – bachelor academic studies in physics teaching.

 

- These studies belong to the first cycle – bachelor studies.
- Learning outcomes (competencies) are given in Standard Competencies of the students upon graduation.

­- Upon completion of this programme, the student receives the title of Bachelor with Honours in Physics Teaching

- Enrolment requirements are in accordance with the Law on Higher Education.
- List of study of the obligatory and elective courses with content descriptions are given in Standard 5.

- Studies are conducted through teaching courses listed in Standard Curriculum. The course, in addition to lectures, may include experimental-laboratory, demonstration and computational exercises, homework, practice, preparation and defending seminar papers. Important component of the study program is students' independent work in mastering the content. Student has the option but is not required to do a Graduation thesis. Duration of the study program is four academic years i.e. eight semesters.

- Credit value of each of the courses and of the Graduation thesis is reported in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and is given in Standard Curriculum.

- Criteria for registering certain courses are defined for each subject individually and are presented in Standard 5.

- The method of selection of the courses is given in Standard Curriculum.

- Conditions for transfer from other study programmes within the same or related field of study are also defined.

- Credit value of the programme is 240 ECTS.

- Other issues of importance for the realization of the study programme:

Studies are conducted through classes (using modern methods), which are listed in the Curriculum and arranged into semesters. Two semesters constitute an academic year. Total number of ECTS in one academic year is at least 60. The total duration of the studies is 4 years (8 semesters), where students need to collect at least 240 ECTS.

In order to graduate, students must pass all the required courses within the selected module, must have passed at least one option of each of the selective courses, in order to accumulate at least 240 ECTS. Students in the fourth year of studies have the option to choose to do a Graduation thesis instead of taking two elective courses from the fourth year. 

Courses under this program are classified into groups of academic-general education courses, theoretical-methodological courses, scientific-vocational courses, and vocational-applied courses.  Courses are also classifies as obligatory and elective.



PURPOSE OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME

 

The purpose of the study programme is providing the high-quality education to successfully perform academic and professional work in the field of Physics and Astronomy Teaching to students of primary and secondary schools, who will play a leading role in their area of expertise. The study program guarantees acquiring all the necessary competences for education of professionals.

The existence of this degree program is fully justified and beneficial to the society as a whole, given the role of modern physics - understanding the physical processes and materials. The physicists are experts necessary in every modern society, as they are the key element in the development of new energy sources, new materials, and new technologies.

They are also needed in all areas of modern science and technology in general. Environmental protection, modern medicine, meteorology, astronomy and astrophysics, modern education, as well as many other areas cannot develop without physicists. Moreover, physics, its methods and models are today applied in areas such as economy, stock market business.

It is therefore clear that the quality education of staff for teaching physics in elementary and secondary schools is needed in every developed society. Good experts of this profile should raise the motivation for studying physics with children, regardless of the jobs that they would do later in life. In addition, it is equally important that these experts support and guide children who show talent towards the natural sciences, physics in particular.

Experts of this profile are primarily educated to perform all forms of physics teaching in primary and secondary schools. In addition, they are able to perform a variety of basic physical analysis and to use a variety of existing models. Well-educated Bachelor with Honours in Physics Teaching possesses a wide range of job opportunities as for example teaching in primary and secondary schools, working in boarding schools, in the government sector, etc.

 

Faculty of Sciences provides education and training to experts in natural and mathematical sciences, which confirms that the existence of this programme complies with the basic tasks and goals of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad.



GOALS OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME

 

 

The primary goals of this study programme are obtaining academic and professional competences in Physics and Physics teaching, and mastering the skills and methods for their acquisition and further development. None the less important are the goals to develop creative abilities and skills to perform various forms of teaching Physics, as well as development and application of physics.

 

The most important general objectives of the study programme are to provide stimulating environment for professional and personal development of students, to use the learning methods to develop analytical, critical and self-critical thinking and approach in order to raise the quality of teaching physics in schools.

The main professional goal is to educate and train professionals who will motivate children to study physics and be able to transfer knowledge in an interesting way and at the same possess the basic and extensive knowledge of both theoretical and experimental principles and methods in physics.

The ultimate goal is to provide students with the appropriate qualifications which require them to demonstrate knowledge in the field at the level of using the expert literature which comprises aspects that rely on the core knowledge of the subject; to be able to apply their knowledge professionally; to develop skills of creating and defending arguments; developed the ability to solve problems within the field of study; to develop the ability to collect and interpret the necessary data; develop the ability to reflect on the relevant social, scientific or ethical issues; to be able to report the results of their work to fellow-colleagues and the general public; to get the skills for further improvement.
Professional goals are aimed at providing students with:

- Basic understanding of the role of physics in the modern world
- Knowledge and understanding of the objectives of teaching physics in elementary and secondary schools
- Methods for transferring knowledge in physics
- Understanding the way of working with children, colleagues and other stakeholders in the education sector
- Basic methods and approach to teaching, learning and assessment
- Ability to create atmosphere of equality among all students, regardless of the socio-cultural and economic differences
- Skills to communicate and build proper human relations both with children and other colleagues
- Knowledge of mathematics and mathematical methods that are important for physics
- Extensive knowledge of the basics of theoretical and experimental physics
- Knowledge of the basics of applied physics
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of the basics of the structure of matter and methods for its study

- Knowledge of the basic principles of modern appliances, equipment and instruments
- Understanding and knowledge of the basic principles of measurement and data processing

 

This study programme defines general methods and strategies for acquiring the competencies:

- to acquire knowledge and understanding: accumulation of knowledge is mainly achieved through lectures and various forms of exercises and practice whose purpose is to deepen, clarify and highlight the practical importance of the content presented in classes. This also includes specialized learning through seminar papers at different levels in accordance with students’ progress.

The program is designed to enable students to, after acquiring the basic competence for working in the field, obtain a high degree of liberty to choose a particular professional direction, which is in accordance with their own ambitions and wishes.

 

- General competencies (ability to analyze, ability of problem solving, integrating theory and practice, synthesis) are mainly achieved through lectures followed by different types of exercises, particularly within the core courses. It is very important to engage students in solving practical problems in the exercise or practice.

 

- General competences (communication skills through oral presentations and written reports, the use of information technology, the ability to work independently or in a team, integration and evaluation of  information from various sources, effective and permanent learning); Part of these competences is acquired through obtaining other skills. These skills are continually developed, upgraded and improved throughout the programme, especially with the increase of complexity of the seminar papers and practical problems to be solved by students.

- Subject-specific skills such as planning how to solve practical problems, the use of laboratory methods for data collection, data analysis and their critical assessment, preparation of reports, presentations of reports, and effective use of computers in practice are mainly achieved through laboratory exercises, producing seminar papers, and professional practice.
Taking into account that evaluating students is one of the necessary steps in creating high quality experts in the area, each of the courses provides specific methods of assessment.



COMPETENCIES OF THE STUDENTS UPON GRADUATION

 

Description of general and course-specific competencies of students
Description of learning outcomes

By mastering the curriculum, the student acquires the following general skills:

 

- Analysis, synthesis and forecasting solutions and consequences
- Development of analytical, critical and self-critical thinking and approach to problem solving

- Development of communication skills and agility, cooperation with immediate social and international environment
- Application of professional ethics

- Lifelong learning and training

- Creativity
- Applying knowledge in practice

- Work independently or in a team
- Collecting and interpreting data
- Reflection on the relevant social, scientific or ethical issues
- Mastering the methods, procedures and process of research

 

By mastering the study programme, the student acquires the following course-specific skills and knowledge:

- Knowledge of certain strategies of knowledge transfer and learning
- Knowledge of certain strategies of advising children and parents
- Knowledge of the basics of how to efficiently communicate with groups and individuals

- The ability to create motivational learning environment

- Knowledge of methods of the correct progress evaluation and achievements of the children in physics and astronomy learning

- Efficient time management

- Knowledge and understanding of different ways of responding to children’s needs
- The ability to plan teaching instructions and implementation of the planned activities
- Basic and advanced knowledge and understanding of the basics of theoretical and experimental physics
- Ability for further academic and professional training

- Identification of the core processes and critical thinking
- Ability to use existing models
- Finding and using scientific or technical literature with the use of key knowledge areas of study
- Critical selection and use of literature with the assistance of experts

 

- Professional application of knowledge and understanding
- Basic understanding and knowledge of the nature and methods of research in physics
- Knowledge and understanding of the basics of modern physics
- Work under the expert supervision

- Knowledge of a foreign language for the purpose of professional communication
- Knowledge and understanding of ethics related to physics and physics teaching


 

THE CURRICULUM

 

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Description

The structure of the curriculum includes the timetable of courses according to semesters and study years, the number of active teaching hours and the number of ECTS points.

Course description contains the name, type of the course, study year and semester, the number of ECTS points, lecturers’ names, course goals and expected outcomes, skills and competencies, course requirements, course content, recommended literature, teaching methods, methods of knowledge assessment and evaluation and other data.

The curriculum is designed to provide the student with at least 60 ECTS per study year and eventually accumulate at least 240 ECTS.

This programme also includes obligatory and elective courses.

 

- The method of selection of the elective courses:

Elective courses in this study program are offered in the corresponding year and semester. Students have to choose at least one of the elective courses offered. Students choose the courses together with the student advisor for the module in question. Student Advisor is always a member of teaching staff and one of the professors.


The options of elective courses given in a particular study year and semester (either winter or summer) can be selected in the current or next academic year in a corresponding semester. By the end of the studies, at least one option for each elective course must be passed.
Registration of the elective courses is done on the occasion of enrolment of the study year.
- Students cannot choose elective courses from the programmes other than those comprising the group of elective courses belonging to this study programme.


 

Distribution of subjects over terms and years of study for the study program of the first level studies: Bachelor academic studies  Bachelor with Honours in Physics Teaching

 


 

Code

Subject title  

 

T

Тype

 

Subject status

 

Active teaching hours

Other hours

ЕСTS

L

E

ОFT

 

 

 

FIRST YEAR

 

1.

ФДОК1О12

Mechanics

I

О

3

1

2

0

8

2.

ФПО1О12

Mathematics I

I

NS

О

5

5

0

0

8

3.

ФПО2О12

Sociology of education

I

SA

О

2

0

0

0

5

 

4.

 

ФПО3О12

Measurements in Mechanics

 

I

 

SA

 

О

 

2

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

6

5.

 

Elective course 1

I

АО

E

3

1

1

0

6

6.

ФДОК3О12

Thermodynamics

II

ТМ

О

3

1

2

0

8

7.

ФПО4О12

Mathematics II

II

NS

О

5

4

0

0

8

8.

ФДОМ3О12

Chemistry

II

АО

О

3

0

3

0

5

9.

 

Elective course 2

II

АО

E

3

1

1

0

6

Total

29

13

10

0

60

 

Total number of hours of active teaching per study

year = 52

 

 

SECOND YEAR

 

1.

ФДОК5О12

Electromagnetism

III

SA

О

3

1

3

0

7

2.

ФПО5О12

Mathematics III

III

NS

О

4

3

0

0

6

 

3.

 

ФПО7О12

Simple experiments in physics teaching

 

III

 

SA

 

О

 

2

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

3

 

4

 

ПМФ01

Developmental and educational psychology

 

III

 

SA

 

О

 

3

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

6

5.

 

Elective course 3

III

АО

E

3

1

1

0

6

6.

ФДОК7О12

Optics

IV

SA

О

3

1

3

0

7

7.

ФДОК8О12

Basic electronics

IV

SA

О

3

1

2

0

7

 

8.

 

ФДОК9О12

Fundamentals of mathematical physics

 

IV

 

ТМ

 

О

 

3

 

2

 

0

 

0

 

6

9.

ПМФ03

Pedagogy

IV

NS

О

4

0

0

0

6

10.

 

Elective course 4

IV

АО

E

3

1

1

0

6

Total

31

11

11

0

60

 

Total number of hours of active teaching per study

year = 53

 

 

THIRD YEAR

 

 

1.

 

ФДОК10О12

Introduction to Theoretical Physics

 

V

 

ТМ

 

О

 

4

 

3

 

0

 

0

 

7

 

2.

 

ФДОК11О12

Contemporary experimental physics 1

 

V

 

NS

 

О

 

3

 

1

 

2

 

0

 

7

 

3.

 

ФПО9О12

Physics teaching methodology I

 

V

 

NS

 

О

 

4

 

0

 

2

 

0

 

7

 

4.

 

ФПО10О12

Demonstration Experiments in Teaching Physics I

 

V

 

SA

 

О

 

2

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

6

5.

 

Elective course 5

V

ТМ

О

3

1

1

0

6

 

6.

 

ФДОК12О12

Contemporary experimental physics II

 

VI

 

NS

 

О

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

0

 

7

 

7.

 

ФДОК13О12

Contemporary Experimental Physics III

 

VI

 

NS

 

О

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

0

 

7

 

8.

 

ФДОК14О12

Contemporary theoretical physics

 

VI

 

ТМ

 

О

 

4

 

3

 

0

 

0

 

7

9.

 

Elective course 6

VI

АО

E

3

1

1

0

6

Total

29

11

13

0

60

 

Total number of hours of active teaching per study

year = 53

 

 

FOURTH YEAR

 

1.

ФДОК15О12

Quantum mechanics

VII

ТМ

О

3

2

0

0

5

 

2.

 

ФПО11О12

Physics teaching methodology II

 

VII

 

SA

 

О

 

3

 

0

 

2

 

0

 

6

 

3.

 

ФПО12О12

Astrophysics with astronomy

 

VII

 

NS

 

О

 

3

 

2

 

0

 

0

 

6

4.

 

Elective course 7

VII

ТМ

E

3

1

1

0

6

5.

ФДОК16О12

Atomic physics

VII

NS

О

3

1

2

0

7

 

6.

 

ФДОК17О12

Physics of condensed matter

 

VIII

 

NS

 

О

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

0

 

7

7.

ФДОК18О12

Nuclear physics

VIII

NS

О

3

1

3

0

7

8.

ФПО13О12

School practice

VIII

SA

О

3

0

1

0

6

 

9.

 

ФПО14О12

Demonstration experiments in teaching physics II

 

VIII

 

SA

 

О

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

4

10.

 

Elective course 8

VIII

SA

E

3

1

1

0

6

Total

30

10

14

0

60

 

Total number of hours of active teaching per study

year = 54

 

 

 

ФПО15О12

Graduation Thesis

VII

SA

E

0

0

5

 

 

 

ФПО15О12

Graduation Thesis

VIII

SA

E

0

0

5

 

12

* Graduation Thesis is not obligatory (student can choose Graduation Thesis instead of elective courses 7 and 8)

Total number of hours of active teaching in all study

years (option without Graduation Thesis)

119

45

48

0

 

Total number of hours of active teaching in all study

years (option with Graduation Thesis)

113

43

56

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of hours of active teaching in all study

years =212

 

 

Total ECTS points 

240

Code – subject code established by institution

Term- term in which the subject is taught

Type: Type of the subject: АO – academic-general education, TM- theoretical methodological, NS-scientific and professional , SА-professional applicative

Subject status: O-obligatory, E-elective block

Hours of active teaching: L-lectures, E-exercises, OFT- Other forms of teaching (laboratory practice, seminars etc depending on the particular study program)

Number of ours is always expressed on weekly level. Minimal numbeer of hours of active teaching per year of study should be 20 per week.

Minimal number of ECTS points must be 60 per year.

Professional practice and graduation thesis, if existing, do not belong to active teaching.

Other hours for professional practice and specific forms of teaching, do not belong to active teaching.


Elective courses



Elective course 1

 

1.

 

ФДОИ1И12

Measurement and SI system

 

I

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

2.

ФДОИ3И12

Laboratory techniques

I

АО

E

3

1

1

0

6

 

3.

 

ФДОИ4И12

English language 1 A1/B1

 

I

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

 

4.

 

ФДОИ5И12

Fundamentals of the solar system

 

I

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

 

5.

 

ФДОМ2О12

Oscillations and Waves

 

I

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

6.

ФДОИ15И12

Exobiology

I

АО

E

3

1

1

0

6

 

Elective course 2

 

1.

 

ФДОИ7И12

Kinetic theory of gasses

 

II

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

2.

ФДОИ10И12

Acoustics

II

АО

E

3

1

1

0

6

 

3.

 

ФДОИ11И12

English language 2 A2/B2

 

II

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

Elective course 3

1.

ФДОИ12И12

Magnetism and Matter

III

АО

E

3

1

1

0

6

 

2.

 

ФДОИ13И12

Environmental protection

 

 

III

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

 

3.

 

ФДОИ16И12

Office software – basic course

 

III

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

 

4.

 

ФДОИ17И12

Protection against noise

 

III

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

 

5.

 

ФДОМ28О12

Fundamentals of geophysics

 

III

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

6.

ФДОИ6И12

Geometry

III

АО

E

3

1

1

0

6

 

Elective course 4

1.

ФДОИ18И12

Theory of Relativity

IV

АО

E

3

1

1

0

6

 

2.

 

ФДОИ21И12

Office software – advanced course

 

IV

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

3.

ФДОИ8И12

Molecular Physics

IV

АО

E

3

1

1

0

6

 

4.

 

ФДОИ19И12

Metrology and standardization

 

IV

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

 

5.

 

ФДОИ20И12

Physics of hydrosphere and oceanology

 

IV

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

Elective course 5

 

1.

 

ФДОИ22И12

Electromagnetic radiation

 

V

 

TM

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

2.

ФДОИ23И12

Mathematical physics

V

TM

E

3

1

1

0

6

3.

ФДОИ24И12

Biophysics

V

TM

E

3

1

1

0

6

4.

ФДОИ42И12

Transport processes

V

TM

E

3

1

1

0

6

 

Elective course 6

 

1.

 

ФДОИ27И12

Protection against Ionizing Radiation and dosimetry

 

VI

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

 

2.

 

ФДОИ28И12

Qualitative Methods in Physics

 

VI

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

 

3.

 

ФДОИ29И12

Fundamentals of laser physics

 

VI

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

 

4.

 

ФДОИ30И12

Selected chapters in mechanics and electrodynamics

 

VI

 

АО

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

5.

ФДОИ48И12

Econophysics

VI

АО

E

3

1

1

0

6

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

 

 

 

Elective course 7

1.

ФДОИ37И12

History of Astronomy

VII

ТМ

E

3

1

1

0

6

 

2.

 

ФДОМ29О12

Fundamentals of energetic

 

VII

 

ТМ

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

 

3.

 

ФПО1И12

Contemporary  teaching  methods in  physics teaching

 

VII

 

ТМ

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

4.

ФДОИ40И12

Theory of gravity

VII

ТМ

E

3

1

1

0

6

Elective course 8

 

1.

 

ФДОИ38И12

Physics of Liquid Crystals with applications

 

VIII

 

SA

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

 

2.

 

ФДОМ30О12

Physics of ionized gases

 

VIII

 

SA

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

3.

ФДОМ31О12

Particle physics

VIII

SA

E

3

1

1

0

6

 

4.

 

ФДОИ43И12

X-Ray Structural Analysis

 

VIII

 

SA

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

6

5.

ФДОИ44И12

Amorphous materials

VIII

SA

E

3

1

1

0

6

 

6.

 

ПМФ02

Psychology of education and teaching

 

VIII

 

SA

 

E

 

3

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

6