Cognitive Didactics

 This page contains some of didactical materials prepared for the monographic lecture "Innovative methods of teaching" delivered by prof. Grzegorz Karwasz at Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Informatics.

Full syllabus

Case study: Making sounds multimedia (lecture requires sound files (C) Soliton, at the same directory) 

Some readings:
Subjects, to be chosen:

1. Traditional categories of didactical principles. Didactical tools. DIdactical methods.

2. Traditional student laboratories - examples and limitations in didactical efficiency.

3. Practical implementations of textbooks - foreign examples

4. Principles o hyper-constructivitic didactics.

5. Neo-realism: simple didactical objects.

6. Hyper-constructivistic workshops and laboratories - experimental set-ups for electromagnetism.

7. Laboratory of modern physics - from simple objects to on-line experiments.

8. Computer-guided experiments - principles of group work, basic technical standards, interfaces and sensors.

9. Ideas and implementations of interactive didactics - musea and exhibitions.

10. Multimedia text-books (Zanichelli)

11. Implementations: quantum mechanics in short.

12. Multimedia implementations in culture, history of arts, tourism.

13. Interdisciplinary methods in teaching science.

14. Teaching and language: language as the way of reproducing and shaping the reality.

15. Education as a part of culture.

• David Heywood and Joan Parker The Pedagogy of Physical Science, Spinger, Dordrecht, 2010.  

• Monk M., Dillon J., Learning to teach physics, The Falmers Press, London, Washington, D.C., 1995

• Rogers E.M., Physics for Inquiring Minds, Oxford University Press, 1962

• Resnick R., Halliday D., Physics, University course

• Hewitt P G, Conceptual Physics, Gooreads, 2006

• Jerome S. Bruner In serach of the theory of teaching, 1964


• G. Karwasz, K. Służewski, A. Kamińska
Constructivic paths in teaching physics: from interactive experiments to step-by-step textbooks
Problems of Education in the 21st Century, PEC 64, 2015, 6-23

• G. P. Karwasz, A. KarbowskiHyper-constructivism in teaching physics: Defining social competencesGIREP Conference, Wrocław 2015 Abstract;

• K. Służewski, G. Karwasz
Earth - a somewhat bigger laboratory for school physics
Experiments in teaching and learning natural sciences, Pedagogical University, Kraków, 2014, 7-16



Toruń, 15th Dec. 2019. 

Dear Students,

this week, on your request, the lecture will hold on Wednesday, Dec. 18th, 10:00, room 563.

We will finish "The short resume"

and as the scientific part I will tell about "Positrons, as alternative tools for electrons"

Merry Christmas and all your own national Festivities!

Grzegorz Karwasz

Bibliography (who can not attend):

Positrons - an alternative probe to electron scattering,
G.P. Karwasz, Eur. Phys. J. D 35 (2005) 267

Application of positron annihilation techniques for semiconductor studies
G.P. Karwasz, A. Zecca, R.S. Brusa, D.Pliszka, J. Alloys and Compounds, 382 (2004) 244.


Dear All,

1. This is a link to the paper on atomic processes

Your article is freely available for a period of 14 days following its publication and may be accessed via the link below:

2. Link to the poster on Proton transfer mass spectrometry

3. Story on Midas (and links there)

Full English version:

Multimedia and intedysciplinary didactics

 K. Służewski, G. Karwasz, Earth - a somewhat bigger laboratory for school physics
Experiments in teaching and learning natural sciences, Pedagogical University, Kraków, 2014, 7-16