ERIC Number: ED277558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
New Trends in Physics Teaching. Volume IV.
Wenham, E. J., Ed.
As a part of the UNESCO series, The Teaching of the Basic Sciences, this document focuses on new trends in the teaching of physics at the secondary school and university levels. The first half of the book is intended to help physics teachers deal with some of the phenomena associated with the transfer, conversion and utilization of energy. Papers in this portion of the book deal with the concepts of energy, entropy, and irreversibility and highlight the recent efforts of various countries in teaching these concepts more effectively. Papers in the second half of the book are arranged in sections covering: (1) the place of optics in physics teaching (including discussions of children's ideas about light and color); (2) the training of physics teachers (citing examples from different countries and outlining current dilemmas in teacher education); (3) discussions and activities relating to laboratory equipment (ranging from microcomputers to homemade solar cookers); and (4) recent ideas on science, technology and society (with discussions of physics in society, and appropriate technology). (TW)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Appropriate Technology, College Science, Energy Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Laboratory Equipment, National Programs, Optics, Physics, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: For earlier volumes see ED 068 327, ED 096 101, an