Ideas for improving teacher training for the VCE Physics Study Design

Your input to this short survey will help providers of Physics initial teacher education (ITE) improve their programs

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  1. How many years of Year 11/12 Physics teaching do you have?


  1. Which of the following best describes your Physics qualification?
    Engineering degree
    Science degree with first year Physics
    Science degree with Physics minor
    Science degree with Physics major
    Masters in Physics
    Doctorate in Physics
    other qualification


  1. Rate the following abilities as to their importance for Physics ITE.

            1 2 3 4 5 6      
      understanding of Study design not very important very important  
      formative assessment not very important very important  
      scaffolding/use of ICT (e.g. PhET sims) not very important very important  
      practical work not very important very important  
      demonstrations not very important very important  
      everyday applications not very important very important  
      contemporary Physics issues not very important very important  
      differentiation not very important very important  
      seeking help when needed not very important very important  
      commitment to PD not very important very important  
      learning intentions & success criteria not very important very important  
      writing SACs not very important very important  
      lesson & unit planning not very important very important  
      other (see next question) not very important very important  


  1. Add any further responses to the previous question.





University Lecturer in Physics and Science Education
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria