ACADEMIC TEXTS REPOSITORY

Mykolayiv In-Service Teachers Training Institute. ISSN 2786-4871

2021

USING THE PHYSICS TASKS WHILE TEACHING T HE COURSE «FINANCIAL LITERACY»

Author: Liskovych Olena Volodymyrivna
Fund: Articles
Category: Pedagogy
Keywords: competence-based approach; core competencies; interdisciplinary links; physics task; subject competence.

Summary

The article reveals the possibilities to use physics tasks in the study of certain topics during the elective course «Financial Literacy» in order to form students’ core competencies. The basis for the study was the analysis of scientifi publications on applying the competence-based approach, which considers physical tasks as an effctive means to develop subject competence and core one. The author proposes to use such tasks while teaching other subjects, in particular «Financial Literacy». For example, when studying the topic of «Financial Planning» it is advisable to use simple physics tasks to calculate the mass and volume of products, compare the cost and characteristics of household appliances, and energy effiency. By considering the issue of drawing up and maintaining a family budget, students can determine the cost of energy consumed, compare ways to save energy. Thus they can get acquainted with energy-saving technologies y solving problems of physical content The author proposes criteria for selecting tasks: 1) interesting applied content based on concepts and terms that have been already studied in physics lessons; 2) achievable level of complexity; 3) tasks which motivate students to search and nalyze information and to make decisions. Taking into account the proposed criteria, there are constructed texts of physics tasks, which should be used when studying the topics «Financial Planning», «Expenses», «Family budget»