TEACHING PHYSICS AT THE PRESENT STAGE

G. Erofeeva, A. Lider, E. Sklyarova

Tomsk Polytechnic University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
The question of specialists` education and training quality is the main issue and the subject for serious concern for specialists engaged in the educational sphere in all countries. Because physics is fundamental for technical education, forming and developing the graduate’s competences significantly depends on organizing the process of physics teaching. Solving problems of Russian education is linked with preserving and developing its fundamental character. At the transition towards a new educational paradigm, a multilevel system to meet the new educational aims, it is not only necessary to keep directed to the fundamentalization, but also to examine the conditions of updating this direction in accordance with new requirements for specialists with higher education. Therefore, the stage of updating the professional education must enable meeting the requirements of the new innovative economy of the entire professional training system.
Besides, developing complexes of textbooks filled with modern scientific content is necessary, for example, including the “Basic physics of nanomaterials” section into the physics course, etc. It is also reasonable to provide for a section dealing with unifying factors of sciences, suc as the scientific method, common principles of systems development, (the minimum potential energy, fluctuation of the system parameters related to the balance point), etc. In the conditions of the information society, the introduction of such courses becomes socially significant, thus facilitating the graduate’s further retraining (choosing the master study) in case of changes in the market or personal preferences.
In order to keep the amount of study it is required to consider interdisciplinary links to avoid repeated presentation of the same material. It is also necessary to develop the system that will allow evaluating the level of formed competences of a graduate and maintain effective communication with employers. The paper suggests analyzing the graduates’ competences by results of their research and project activity.