What we want
We want to contribute to an innovation of school physics teaching in Uganda:
- Building an on-line community for physics teachers at secondary level
- Creating content in school physics that is suited for the African context
- Stimulate scientific thinking
- Stimulate practical (hands-on) activities.
- Promote learner-centred approach in physics teaching
- Involve students in physics projects that are problem solving oriented.
How we work
- We try to include, not to exclude
- We work with our students, not without them
- We enjoy humor and lightness in order to become creative
- We write in English and Luganda, one of the main languages in Uganda
We want to create content that is based on the everyday experience of African students, be it technology or nature.
We begin where our students already are and lead them to a discovery and development of their own capacities.
We try to minimize theoretical teachings and foster practical activities.
We use lab materials that are locally available
- from nature
- from local shops
We use the computer and the internet as medium of distribution, print copies can be drawn if needed.
Our platform is WikiEducator.
We are rooted in the community values of WikiEducator, such as free content: We use a CC-BY-SA license
We are working in an open process, everyone who likes to join us is welcome.
We try to get financial support from donor agencies.
We pursue purely educational purposes.
Examples of content
- physics of mobile phones
- the rainbow
- the diesel motor
- water wheels
- motions of African animals
- energy conservation in cooking
- energy conservation the household
- solar heaters
- materials for free activities