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Renewable Energy at UWC: Silicon-based Solar CellsHow do we power the country? Nanotechnology at UWC State-of-Art Micro-TechnologyUse nanotechnology to improve the creation of more conduction electrons by changing the structure of the materialElectron Microscope: View material with atomic resolution Astronomy at UWC$2.5 billion Square Kilometre Array, a 3000-dish radio telescope Nuclear Astrophysics at UWCiThemba LABS and SALTNuclear Physics at UWCNuclear Energy at UWCFusion energy (the future): Now and what it could be.Environmental Nuclear Physics at UWCExcellence in Teaching


At UWC our physics students learn introductory physics through experiences that capture the essence of becoming a physicist .This involves taking on a physicist-like approach to observing, finding patterns, building and testing explanations of the patterns, and using multiple representations to reason about physical phenomena. Our teaching and learning environment draws on the Investigative Science Learning Environment developed by Rutgers University. We complement this approach by having using a peer instruction model to enable enhanced learning. Our assessment is based upon conceptual understanding, problem-solving ability, and the ability to approach these in a scientific frame of mind. The following pictures capture some of the dynamics of our approach and the enthusiasm of our students and teachers.  

           

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