What is a Career in Teaching Physics?

Published By Rakshanda Tiwari, 22 Aug 2019

Career in Teaching Physics
A Career in Teaching Physics has always intrigued me. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Teaching Physics, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Teaching Physics. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Teaching Physics, I found this amazing page: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180509-0003/Science/Teaching/Career-in-Teaching-Physics/english 

Dr Parveen Kumar's perspective!

Dr Parveen Kumar invested 4 years & 11 months in Teaching Physics. Dr Parveen Kumar has worked in Teaching Physics as Assistant Professor in DIT University. In Dr Parveen Kumar's own words, this is how Dr Parveen Kumar got into Teaching Physics: "I have done Bsc and M Sc from MD University, Rohtak. I also did B Ed and MBA in Human Resources from the same college. I then did Ph D from Thappar University, Patiala. I taught at GVM Girls College for some time. I am Assistant Professor at DIT University." This link showed on the first page of search results for Dr Parveen Kumar: https://www.lifepage.in/page/parveenkumar 

Career Video on Teaching Physics

In a video, Dr Parveen Kumar has talked about various aspects of a Career in Teaching Physics. Dr Parveen Kumar started by explaining Teaching Physics as: "Physics is the natural science that studies matter and its motion and behavior through space and time and that studies the related entities of energy and force." It was an amazing video with great information.
It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Teaching Physics, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Teaching Physics. Dr Parveen Kumar touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Fundamentals of Physics

  • Basics of Electronics

  • Concepts of Physical Chemistry

  • Mathematical Physics

Sills and success goes hand in hand. One needs to get a hold of essential skills.
Dr Parveen Kumar then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Teaching Physics:

  • Clarity of Concept

  • Effective Teaching

  • Communication Skills

  • Class Control

This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
Dr Parveen Kumar believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Teaching Physics:

  • Scope of Learning

  • Scope for Improvement

  • Research Opportunity

  • Respected Profession

  • Interaction with People

It is important that one develops a fair understanding of the Challenges of this Career.
And, Dr Parveen Kumar believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Teaching Physics:

  • Diversity in Students

  • Creating Interest in Students

In the final section of the video Dr Parveen Kumar talks about How a day goes in a Career in Teaching Physics. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Teaching Physics, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20180509-0003

Career Counseling 2.0

This video on a Career in Teaching Physics opened my eyes to a completely new perspective and got me interested in LifePage. LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 - while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on: https://www.lifepage.in 

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