Tomsk Polytechnic University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Pages: 2252-2257
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
The article deals with the actual topic in modern higher professional education that is forming in future engineer constant methodologically motivated interest to study physics, as well as skills to claim and apply its scientific content as a means of methodological, experiential and technological source of engineering implementation activities which is the vital educational task in the beginning of the 21st century. The article presents the issues of methodological orientation, experiential support, for which nexus of educational content with science intensive technologies is required, all this substantially broadens research topics for students. It is discussed that more concrete standard is required as well as the information and communication technologies (ICT) application model in teaching physics to support it is needed. This model suggested by the authors of this article is implemented to embrace forming creativity in students – technical university graduates, self-studies in research and education organization for first and sophomore year students in such a way that the model will reflect research implementation character of students’ future professional activities. One of the variants of new standard development that is suggested in this paper is to use structural constituents of problem-oriented project-based approach to teaching physics which presupposes interactive collaboration among the participants of teaching and learning process based on ICT, efficient management of creative self-studies of students, focused on acquisition of methods of problem search and solving, teaching research implementation of these methods. For criteria for effectiveness are taken: volume of knowledge, its durability, skills to make independent decisions and bear responsibility for their realization, creative level to knowledge acquisition, motivation and interest to the profession chosen. With this purpose the following motivation factors are being formed and introduced: realization of projects based on methodology of physics as science; broadening of information resources; enhancing computer literacy; providing self-control and monitoring; propaedeutic work and practical training sessions; practical recommendations and forming conditions for their realization. In theoretical aspect the basis for education and training lies in the problem-oriented teaching, differentiated individualized teaching and learning, student oriented approach, inclusion of ideas about engineering thinking as creative approach, ontodidactical approach and design in all types of learning activities. Realization of this approach in classes is fulfilled in selecting a problem as a unit of educational teaching content, and in selecting a problem task as a unit of educational teaching process. The article describes the authors experience of organizing learning process by implementing the above mentioned model in order to provide effectiveness in teaching physics to students of technical university.
Physics, information and communication technologies (ICT) application model, project-based approach, new standard of education.