ERIC Number: EJ859364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Are Most People Too Dumb for Physics?
Lasry, Nathaniel; Finkelstein, Noah; Mazur, Eric
Physics Teacher, v47 n7 p418-422 Oct 2009
In last month's issue of "TPT," Michael Sobel turns our attention to the increasing number and broader population of students taking physics courses and urges us to reconsider how to better cater to their needs. We applaud the author for focusing our attention on this important issue. However, we find his proposal for teaching physics to nonscience majors problematic.
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Majors (Students), Physics, Science Instruction, College Science, Teaching Methods, Student Needs
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://scitation.aip.org/tpt
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A