ERIC Number: ED219252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Physics Curriculum Development Project. Aims, Organisation, Activities of PLON: A Physics Curriculum Development Project for General Secondary Education in the Netherlands. Outline.
Utrecht State Univ., (Netherlands).
This document highlights the aims and activities of a project designed to modernize and update physics teaching and physics curriculum in the Netherlands by developing materials for use with students aged 12-18 at intermediate general, higher general, and pre-university schools. Following general information (including a brief description of the education system in the Netherlands, project staff, project organization, and finance), the educational aims of the project, curriculum development (including developmental strategy, present state, and future plans), teacher training and participation, research/evaluation, and dissemination/innovation are briefly discussed. The aims of the project focus on producing materials that are meaningful to students, link physics to every-day lives of students, focus on relationship between physics and society, provide for individual differences, and focus on the ways students solve problems. A list of commercially available materials (written in Dutch) and those still under development is provided. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utrecht State Univ., (Netherlands).
Identifiers: Netherlands; Physics Curriculum Development Project