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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Senior Physics

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Late Summer 2021 Aug 09, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021 Aug 06, 2021 Open
Fall 2021 Sep 27, 2021 - Dec 03, 2021 Sep 10, 2021 Open
Winter 2022 Jan 24, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022 Jan 14, 2022 Open
Late Winter 2022 Feb 21, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022 Feb 11, 2022 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT608
  • CAN 745.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Physics is such an exciting and fundamental field, responsible for so many important innovations and technologies — when its study meets the interests, enthusiasm and abilities of the Senior-level learner, great things can happen! This course explores how to share the intrigue, discipline and wonder of Physics with Senior students and how to embed the knowledge, skills and habits of mind that students will need to become life-long learners. It is designed to refresh your understanding of principles of effective teaching and learning, curriculum development, and professional practices. It is also designed to dig deep into how Senior students learn Physics and how teachers can plan for success, create engaging and effective lessons, use best practices in assessment and evaluation, and critically evaluate a Physics program. By the end of the course, your enhanced knowledge of the Senior Physics curriculum, how Senior students learn, and how best to teach Physics to these learners should give you added confidence, resources and strategies for teaching high school Physics.

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Application Requirements

1) OCT MEMBERSHIP We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm you are an OCT member with an undergraduate degree. 2) YOUR ORIGINAL UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPT(S)* Your transcript(s) must show: The equivalent of 3.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses in Physics or the equivalent of 2.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses if you already hold another senior qualification. *If you completed a Queen's undergrad (at any time), or a B.Ed., Honour Specialist, or an Intermediate or Senior ABQ course with us within the last 4 years you are not required to resend your transcripts.

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Course Materials

This course has no required textbooks. 

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Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click here for further information and support.

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