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Outcome based learning of optics in schools

Paper Abstract

This paper describes the work of some SPIE student chapter members to create interest in students on optics by teaching students in upper primary schools in and around college premises on fundamental concepts of light such as reflection, refraction, diffraction, etc. This paper discusses about how the outcome based education (OBE) is helpful in learning optics interesting rather than the traditional way of learning. In order to achieve this, students are divided into groups and conducted a workshop. Student learning outcomes were assessed at the end of the program. The program is useful to us to improve our understanding of how students learn light - related principles and provide evidence of the learning outcomes on the subject. Our research established that students in every classroom learned optics concepts, uncovered student ideas about optics, and identified ways to support and supplement the curriculum for use in classrooms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9188, Optics Education and Outreach III, 91880R (15 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061998
Show Author Affiliations
M. Esakkimuthu Raju, Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology (India)
Badrinath Vadakkapattu Canthadai, Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology (India)
Kumar Ravi, Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9188:
Optics Education and Outreach III
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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