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PDF: Author(s): I. M. Zentsova,
Number of journal: 3(60) Date: August 2022

The article analyzes foreign publications on the methodology for teaching physics. The relevance of the theoretical analysis is due to the contradiction between the needs of physics teachers in mastering the methodological techniques used in physics classes at a foreign school and the insufficient development of this issue in research. The origins of the methodology for teaching physics are identified, and the main works of domestic educators in this field are presented. A review of scientific and methodological publications in foreign journals is performed. Studies in foreign languages are taken as primary sources. Materials of foreign publications are devoted to both teaching physics to schoolchildren and teachers. The main directions for the development of methods of teaching physics in foreign schools are presented. The most frequent causes of students’ difficulties in studying physics are identified. Examples of physics projects are given, as well as experiments based on observation of physical phenomena. The influence of ICT tools on the results of teaching physics to students is discussed. The prospects of using the technology of the “inverted classroom” in the study of physics at school are shown. Three areas of advanced training of physics teachers at school are identified: technological, pedagogical, and subject knowledge. The application of problem-based and group learning to increase the motivation of physics teachers for improving their qualifications is considered. The practical relevance of the study consists in the possibility of adapting in Russia the methodological techniques for teaching physics developed in foreign studies. The presented review of foreign publications on methods of teaching physics can become the basis for practical developments of teachers, set the direction of their professional activities.


methods of teaching physics, problems of teaching physics, the main directions for the development of physics teaching methods in foreign countries, methodological techniques, project method, distance learning, physical experiment, “inverted classroom”, the origin of teaching physics methodology, difficulties in teaching physics

For citation:

Zentsova I. M. Foreign experience in methods of teaching physics. Business. Education. Law, 2022, no. 3, pp. 327—331. DOI: 10.25683/VOLBI.2022.60.317.