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Teaching pattern diversification for optics course: motivate interest, open minds and apply flexibly

Paper Abstract

Optics is one of the most important basic courses for college students majoring in Applied Physics in university, which can supply the essential theoretical foundation for the subsequent courses such as Information Optics and Electrodynamics etc.. So Optics course plays a supporting effect in the knowledge frame of the college students. Optics course has its own feature, for one thing, many optical contents cannot be understood directly and easily, for another the optical phenomenon or experiments are interesting and can be displayed intuitively. Considering the above feature, the diversiform teaching patterns are developed to improve the teaching effect. To motivate their interest, students have the chance to visit optical laboratory for both teaching demonstration and science research, and voluntary demonstration of teaching apparatus in class are another approach. Furthermore, digital simulation and experimental design according to the classical knowledge are introduced to the optics course, so students can comprehend and verify the optical principle. Students are encouraged to propose new ideas, and these ideas can be achieved with the help of teachers and the funds support from our university. Besides, some talent students will be invited to join a research group composing by graduate students and teachers. In this group, the students have the chance to touch frontier topics in optics. The diversification of teaching patterns can supply a developing space with the rising gradient for students, which can inspire the interest, open their minds and make them apply flexibly by the participatory and inquiry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9793, Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2015, 97930W (8 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2223091
Show Author Affiliations
Yunxin Wang, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Dayong Wang, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Lu Rong, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Jie Zhao, The Pilot College of Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9793:
Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2015

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