Teaching and Learning Physics from a Methodological Perspective, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 33%, Distance learning

    Start date: 31 October 2022

    End date: 15 January 2023

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-13104 Application

    Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Outline for distance course: Communication between students and teachers will be through the learning management system and other e-meeting tools. Access to a computer with a stable internet connection and camera is required.

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 17 October 2022 – 30 October 2022

Entry requirements: 30 credits in physics


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 10,833

Tuition fee, total: SEK 10,833

About the course

The course introduces a systematic approach to the teaching of physics at upper-secondary school level and introductory university level. You will learn how to productively use multiple representations of physical concepts to help others learn physics content, how to productively incorporate experiments in your teaching, and how to engage learners in activities that develop physics habits of mind and habits of practice. In addition, you will learn about the most common difficulties that pupils and students encounter when learning physics and how to address them in practice. The course makes use of pedagogical techniques that you will be expected to use in your practice, such as group work and use of simple experiments.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Study counsellor

Email: studievagledare@physics.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21