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ERIC Number: EJ1162200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Teaching the Nature of Physics through Art: A New Art of Teaching
Colletti, Leonardo
Physics Education, v53 n1 Article 015004 Jan 2018
Science and art are traditionally represented as two disciplines with completely divergent goals, methods, and public. It has been claimed that, if rightly addressed, science and art education could mutually support each other. In this paper I propose the recurrent reference to certain famous paintings during the ordinary progress of physics courses in secondary schools, in order to convey, in a memorable way, some basic features of physics methodology. For an understanding of the overall characteristics of science should be regarded as one of the crucial goals of physics education. As a part of a general education, the forgetting of physics concepts may be acceptable, but failing to grasp the very nature of science is not. Images may help in conveying the nature of science, especially for humanities-oriented students. Moreover, famous paintings, with their familiarity and availability, are a valid tool in facilitating this.
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Language: English
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