Primary school teachers pre-service physics learning. Findings from an academic course.
Balzano E., Merinio A., Miele C., Serpico M.
We present results of an exploratory research carried out within a university course in physics education aimed at the pre-service preparation of primary school teachers. We believe it is necessary to overcome the self-reference of academic courses by creating two bridges: the first between learning environments and research, which can be constructed by involving students in a reflection about how people learn and about ways to revise scientific concepts with a didactical purpose; the second between actual teaching practice and research, which can be constructed by involving students in the analysis and evaluation of research-based educational activities that have already been experimented.