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ERIC Number: ED363496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 10
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Developmental Research as a Way to an Empirically Based 'Didactical' Structure of Physics: The Case of Radioactivity.
Lijnse, P. L.; And Others
In the past decade, research on students' ideas has drawn attention to underestimated problems of learning physics. This also particularly applies to Science/Technology/Society teaching. Proposed solutions are mainly inspired by a constructivist cognitive science perspective and are formulated as general teaching strategies that aim at a process of 'conceptual change'--so far with understandably limited success. Developmental research is needed in which small scale curriculum development is cyclically coupled to in-depth classroom research of the social teaching-learning process. It should be based on a communication perspective on teaching and on learning physics as building on and extending common sense. Such research should result in worked out examples of ways of teaching according to new conceptual curriculum structures. Designing such didactical structures constitutes a longer term research program, in which progress is possible. The work of the researchers on the topic of radioactivity is described. Contains 30 references. (Author/PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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