ERIC Number: ED511749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Philately, Science Teaching and the History of Science: A Comment on "Posting Scientists"
Palmer, W. P.
This article consists of comments about the regular feature in "Lab Talk" called "Posting Scientists" written by John Gipps since at least 1986. The idea of using postage stamps in teaching science is good pedagogy because it associates the subject matter taught with something in which some students already may be interested. The final suggestion was that The Science Teachers Association of Victoria consider publishing a book of all the scientists described in "Posting Scientists." This would be a useful resource for the teaching of science through the history of science with good quality stamp illustrations acting as motivators for students. This was published in "Lab Talk," Vol 35, No 1, 1991, pp. 30-31.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A