CAPE Workshops 2013

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Jan 7 2013 - 9:00am - 2:30pm
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Jan 8 2013 - 9:00am - 2:30pm
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Jan 9 2013 - 9:00am - 2:30pm
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Jan 10 2013 - 9:00am - 2:30pm
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Jan 11 2013 - 9:00am - 2:30pm

The Department of Physics at The UWI, Mona will host the Mona leg of its annual CAPE Physics Workshop on January 7-11, 2013 at the Mona Campus. The daily Workshops are designed to address specific topics covered on the CAPE Physics syllabi namely: Oscillation and Waves (Unit 1) and Operational Amplifiers (Unit 2). Approximately 1000 students are expected to be exposed to the theoretical underpinnings of Physics through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, simulations and experimentation during the Workshops conducted by a team of UWI faculty, postgraduate and undergraduate students.  Each session starts at 9 am daily. 
Two hundred students from schools in Western Jamaica also benefited from a similar one day CAPE Physics Workshop held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at the UWI, Mona-Western Jamaica Campus. 
In 2007, the Department of Physics initiated this Outreach activity as a way of responding to gaps in teaching Physics particularly at the sixth form level owing in part to insufficient equipment to teach particular topics such as Operational Amplifiers. Students also have an opportunity to conduct experiments as part of their School Based Assessment (SBA), an internal component for the CAPE examination, during these Workshops. Additionally the Workshops provide the students with close interaction with lecturers with greater expertise in teaching Physics. Workshops are also conducted for CSEC students by the Department. 

The Department of Physics, The UWI, Mona
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