ERIC Number: ED396912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Physics for Girls and Boys: Teaching and Learning Strategies Examined in 25 Classes of the Upper Secondary Level.
Labudde, Peter; And Others
In this experimental study various strategies were developed and empirically tested for physics instruction designed to improve girls' and boys' attitudes toward and achievements in physics. Strategies included opportunities to integrate different pre-existing knowledge, variation of teaching methods to enhance cooperation and communication in the classroom, and supervision of teachers. The research design includes three experimental groups I-III and a control group. The teachers of experimental group I developed a set of teaching and learning materials (40 lessons on optics and kinematics), used it in their physics courses, and were supervised. Group II used the same set of materials with the same supervision. Group III used the set of materials with no further support. Data sources were various student and teacher questionnaires, tests in optics and kinematics, classroom observations, and semi-structured interviews with teachers. Contains 24 references. (Author/MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (69th, St. Louis, MO, April 3, 1996). Research supported by a Swiss National Science Foundation grant.