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ERIC Number: EJ1032515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Thinking Like a Physicist: Design Criteria for a Physics Curriculum
Main, Peter
School Science Review, v95 n352 p46-52 Mar 2014
The physics curriculum is usually defined by content but this does not provide students with an authentic experience of the subject. An alternative is that physics is defined more as a way of thinking and this idea is explored in terms of the purposes of physics education, assessment and the relationship of the subject with other disciplines. A number of recommendations are made on how current systems, including examinations and practical work, could be altered to accommodate such an approach and on the best way to offer more challenge to the scientists of the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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