I was assigned for physics prob and two other students were helping me go through it. we start the project with teaching our self about prob, how can we use it, for what lab it can be useful. we basically barrow the prob from the teacher and tried to do a lab our-self so we know what is going on. after working with all prob we realized that there is one prob that is more useful and there are more lab for it. so we put most of our tension on working on that, and even after talking to teacher, he was looking for that prob more than others. LUCKY. we are making a power point and putting every information needed for teacher and students to get the prob to work and start a lab.
Did you enjoy the experience? Why or why not?
Fabulous, working with new people that are now my friends and getting a chance to learn about new technologies that can be useful for my future. we have been working on this assignment for weeks now, I am not a big fan of physics but I think physics can be fun after all. we have been figuring out how we can use the probs and how this props can be helpful for the teacher to make his teaching more effective. Along this way, we had fun too. we made jokes, argued, and the most important thing we learned together.
What difficulties did you have with your placement?
We did not have major difficulties, the only difficulty we had was to find a time to present the props to our placement teacher. someday he was busy and he could not do it the other day one us had some work to do, so we are behind schedule. other than this everything went as we planned.
Do you consider your placement a success?
we still did not get to the presentation part so I do not know what exactly is going to happen, but I think we are going to do good. we have been working hard on this assignment and we are more than ready.
Do you think the project is useful/has value for IDC students/teachers/students of placement teachers?
The project that we are doing is about the props that can be used to explain part of the physics. After we explained everything to our placement teacher, he can just use that information that we gave him and the prop itself to explain his lesson more effectively to his students. he can even make the students to use these props, by finding the lab and preparing students to use the prob and find what he asked for. this can make students pay more attention.students like to experiment and talking itself is boring for them. this can be good for the student and the teacher, students because now they can learn better and have fun at the same time, and teacher because he can teach them faster and does not need to explain something over and over.
How could the project be improved for future IDC classes?
The project was fine, i do not think that you can do much to make it improve. the only problem was just finding time for presentation and you can not help with that or maybe talking to the placement teachers that if they can do it at specific time so every body can finish at same time and start another work. I think that some placement thinks a lot of times and maybe others not much, so those that are finished with there placement, they have to work on something else so they get mark on something that maybe they are not good at. all I am saying is that the marking is not going to be fair because the amount of work and the hardness of work is not going to be equal for every students.