Physics for Education

General information

The aim of the study is to:

  • Create and develop field professional knowledge and skills that graduates can use in practice, especially in follow-up Master's programme
  • Establish skills and attitudes leading to further higher education studies in physics and lifelong STEM education
  • Create a positive attitude towards physics and science, including a positive attitude to physical communication, scientific and technical knowledge in society, particularly for primary and secondary schools.

The course combines traditional and modern aspects of physics in a systematic consistent approach at the same level of abstract thinking and reasonable application of mathematical apparatus. The basic physics course is complemented by a system of practical measurements and experimentation. The emphasis is on creating sustained and understanding of key physical concepts (variables, constants, laws and theories) in organic relation to their practical application. Students learn the basic skills of observation, experimentation, compilation of experimental apparatus, measurements of important physical quantities, forming hypotheses and their theoretical and experimental verification.

The study is generally focused on creating professional, pedagogical, psychological, communication and other personal competences as a precursor to the follow-up Master's study Teacher Training in Physics for Lower and Upper Secondary Schools.

A successful graduate is able to

  • use a broad knowledge and skills from sub-disciplines of physics
  • use a synthetic view of physics through unifying concepts (energy etc.) and theories (laws of conservation, etc.)
  • apply basic experimental skills in various areas of physics, including data processing and evaluation with the use of ICT
  • use knowledge of science education for the design and implementation of assistant activities at lower secondary school and extracurricular science and technology activities

Graduate employment

According to Act no. 563/2004 Coll., on pedagogical staff (amended) graduates may work as an assistant teacher, instructor in free-time centres, as an educator in youth centres, educator in after-school clubs, and in various civic associations involved in educational activities. Besides these professional outlets, graduates are also prepared to start the Master's degree programme in Teacher Training in Physics for Lower or Upper Secondary Schools.

Faculty Faculty of Education
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech

Admission Requirements

The applicants will take the Learning Potential Test (in Czech language!) http://www.ped.muni.cz/studium/pro-uchazece-o-studium/test-studijnich-predpokladu.

Evaluation criteria

Conditions and criteria for admission to studies in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes at the Faculty of Education, MU are made public on the PdF website http://www.ped.muni.cz/studium/pro-uchazece-o-studium.

Additional information

http://katedry.ped.muni.cz/fcho/oddeleni-fyziky

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