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Physics and Teaching 7.5 credits

Fysik och lärande
Second cycle, F7049T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

Basic eligibility and Physics courses equivalent to the courses F0004T (Fysik 1), F0005T ( Fysik 2), F0006T (Fysik 3), F0008T (Mekanik II), F0032T (Termodynamik och värmetransport). Basic knowledge of Electrical Engineering and Field Theory (tex F0007T och E0013E alternatively Elektroteknik och elfältteori). Mathematics Courses from the mathematics/physics teacher education program focusing on secondary school or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After completing the course the student should:
- be able to put physic topics in a historical context and link it to human history.
- show physics’ significance to technology, human world and society.
- demonstrate in-depth knowledge in a few areas, such as statistical physics, kinetic gas theory, mathematical physics and
quantum physics, electrical engineering and energy cycles and flows.
- be able to alternate between theoretical and practical knowledge, and demonstrate knowledge of how the understanding of
physics is communicated and reflected in science classes. Examination and evaluation.
- demonstrate the ability to use different forms of expression to describe and explain scientific phenomena and processes,
both known and new contexts using physic terms, concepts and theories.
- demonstrate skills to apply scientific methods and approaches and document these in different ways.
- show that they can prepare and organize practical laboratory sessions.


- Development of physics as a science from a historical perspective with emphasis on the use of the history of physics as a didactic tool in teaching.
- Basic mathematical tools for the treatment of physical and technical problems. Vector analysis, heat and wave equations, kinetic gas theory, statistical physics, quantum mechanics, and the use of computational tools in physics.
- Energy cycles and flows, energy use, energy supply and conversion in community perspectives.
- Learning environments that lay the foundation for and promotes pupils' knowledge of physics. Current educational research and its significance for teaching.
- Development of teaching, examination and preparation of laboratory work. Evaluation, examination methods, equipment, laboratory structure, report writing.


Teacher-led lessons with theory and problems solving.
Laboratory and group work.


Written examination
Assignment / project work.
Oral examination

Andreas Larsson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Announced at the start of the course.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written ExamU G VG *4.00MandatoryA16
0002Oral PresentationU G VG *1.50MandatoryA16
0003Individual AssignmentU G VG *2.00MandatoryA16

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Mats Näsström 15 Feb 2016

Last revised
by HUL Niklas Letho 14 Feb 2020