Thursday, July 13, 2006

A problem? Nah...

It's about time I reported on my presentations.

Firstly - James Gates & I gave a paper on our Holography Educational experiences - we're about to have more as we are doing 2 holography workshops with primary school children tomorrow at the Castle. Hum, we've been given a third floor room with thick carpets in which to make holograms!

Oh well, we love a challenge.

Anyhoo, our talk on Monday was about teaching holography to Foundation Year (Engineering & Physics) students using problem-based learning. Think of the Foundation Year as a pre-Undergraduate degree course taken at University.

During the week-long 'Photonics' module we showed the students how to make a hologram and gave them a problem to solve. We told them we'd booked a lecture theatre for them, and at the end of the week they would have a public audience for a mini-symposium on holography.

The students were to write a paper, make holograms - and exhibit them, give a presentation and produce a well-designed poster - all based on holography -theory and applications. Ha! Some of them paled - but most rose to the challenge! Double the number of students applied to take an Undergraduate degree in Physics from the Foundation course than previously had.

If you want to know more, buy the proceedings - or get in touch.

3 Comments:

Blogger Chindu said...

Thank you, madam. :-)

3:25 AM  
Anonymous dave battin said...

again, Pearl thank you soooo much for taking the time to allow us to see what is happining over there...

11:58 AM  
Anonymous dave battin said...

again, Pearl thank you soooo much for taking the time to allow us to see what is happining over there...

11:58 AM  

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