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ERIC Number: EJ1155015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Using Outdoor Adventure Settings to Teach Physics
Aspinall, Claire
School Science Review, v98 n362 p110-114 Sep 2016
A key challenge when teaching physics is to equip students with the ability to apply the concepts to real-life situations. Students do not learn by information alone; they are affected by their environment, their social setting, how their body and mind feel and the interactions between these different aspects. This may explain why wild places and adventurous activities can lead to transformative learning. It also raises the question of how we can harness this knowledge to teach core physics topics that students may struggle to relate to in a school science laboratory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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