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ERIC Number: EJ925114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
The Pendulum: Its Place in Science, Culture and Pedagogy
Matthews, Michael R.; Gauld, Colin; Stinner, Arthur
Science & Education, v13 n4-5 p261-277 Jul 2004
The study and utilisation of pendulum motion has had immense scientific, cultural, horological, philosophical, and educational impact. The International Pendulum Project (IPP) is a collaborative research effort examining this impact, and demonstrating how historical studies of pendulum motion can assist teachers to improve science education by developing enriched curricular material, and by showing connections between pendulum studies and other parts of the school programme especially mathematics, social studies and music. The Project involves about forty researchers in sixteen countries plus a large number of participating school teachers. The pendulum is a universal topic in university mechanics courses, high school science subjects, and elementary school programmes, thus an enriched approach to its study can result in deepened science literacy across the whole educational spectrum. Such literacy will be manifest in a better appreciation of the part played by science in the development of society and culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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