“The practice of science happens at the border between the known and the unknown. Standing on the shoulders of giants, we peer into the darkness with eyes opened not in fear but in wonder.”
― Brian Cox, Wonders of The Universe (2011)
Physics is the study of energy and matter in space and time and their inter-relation. Its study helps us make sense of the world around us and its understanding has been fundamental in helping us to achieve many of the technological and scientific developments that shape our lives today. Whilst undoubtedly the most mathematical of the sciences, physics is much more than a set of quantitative relationships or laws.
Space fascinates us – perhaps because of the infinite possibility combined with the as yet unknown. We train teachers who will inspire students to seek to understand the world around them, by asking questions and by developing the problem-solving skills to answer them. We need teachers who demonstrate good problem-solving skills, who will inspire students to question the world around them and who will model good scientific process, in helping students to find the answers.