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Ng, Chiu-king – Physics Education, 2015
We analyse why it is erroneous to think that a tidal bulge is formed by pulling the water surface directly up by a local vertical tidal force. In fact, ocean tides are caused by the global effect of the horizontal components of the tidal forces.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Physics, Oceanography
Yan, Xi – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2017
In postcolonial societies, forces associated with globalization operate along with local geopolitical changes. The complex and multifaceted interactions between local, national, and global forces may take different sociolinguistic shapes in postcolonial societies. This study provides an overview of the language situation in Macao. The Portuguese…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Global Approach, Foreign Policy, Portuguese
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Bani-Salameh, Hisham N. – Physics Education, 2017
We started this work with the goal of detecting misconceptions held by our students about force and motion. A total of 341 students participated in this study by taking the force concept inventory (FCI) test both before and after receiving instructions about force or motion. The data from this study were analysed using different statistical…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Misconceptions, Physics, Scientific Concepts
Online Submission, 2018
In 2016 the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 46 Society for Media Psychology & Technology established the Task Force on the Sexualization of Popular Music. The Task Force was deemed a need considering current trends in popular music consumption, the increased sexualization of popular music, and the potential consequences of…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Popular Culture, Music, Advisory Committees
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Kaura, Lakshya P. S.; Pathak, Praveen – Physics Teacher, 2017
Kinematic models are often very useful. The back and forth throw of a ball between two ice skaters may help us appreciate the meson exchange theory of Yukawa. If the skaters throw the balls at each other, they move backward, which is equivalent to a repulsive force between them. On the other hand, if they snatch the ball from each other, the…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Kinetics, Models
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Bulbul, Mustafa Sahin; Garip, Belkis; Özdemir, Ömer Faruk – European Journal of Physics Education, 2015
This paper reports on a study to determine whether blind students' conceptualizations of force and motion differ from sighted students. This is particularly concerned with the question of whether the students' visual experiences have any relation to their conceptualizations or misconceptualization about force and motion. The research was designed…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Visual Impairments, Blindness
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Cross, Rod – Physics Teacher, 2016
The nature of the drag force on an object moving through a fluid is well documented and many experiments have been described to allow students to measure the force. For low speed flows the drag force is proportional to the velocity of the object, while at high flow speeds the drag force is proportional to the velocity squared. The basic physics…
Descriptors: Motion, Kinetics, Physics, Scientific Methodology
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Balta, Nuri; Çetin, Ali – Physics Education, 2017
This study is aimed at first introducing a well-known discrepant event; inseparable phone books and second, turning it into an experiment for high school or middle school students. This discrepant event could be used especially to indicate how friction force can be effective in producing an unexpected result. Demonstration, discussion, explanation…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts
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Brunt, Marjorie; Brunt, Geoff – Physics Education, 2012
The introduction of force at age 14-16 years is considered, starting with elementary student experiments using magnetic force fields. The meaningless use of terms such as "action" and "reaction", or "agent" and "receiver" is discussed. (Contains 6 figures.)
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts
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Ghanbari, Saeed – Physics Teacher, 2016
The mechanical energy change of a system in an inertial frame of reference equals work done by the total nonconservative force in the same frame. This relation is covariant under the Galilean transformations from inertial frame S to S', where S' moves with constant velocity relative to S. In the presence of nonconservative forces, such as normal…
Descriptors: Energy, Kinetics, Mechanics (Physics), Motion
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Filippakou, Ourania; Tapper, Ted – London Review of Education, 2016
Through an analysis of the foundation of the so-called "new universities" in the UK, this article offers an interpretation of the change process in higher education. The argument is that although change is driven by economic and social forces, it is the political interpretation of these forces that steers the change process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Educational Change
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Develi, Fatih; Namdar, Bahadir – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Scientific concepts are the building blocks of scientific thought and science communication. Therefore, to achieve scientific literacy it is necessary to construct and define the concepts accurately. In this study, the concept of friction force, which is frequently encountered in science textbooks, is discussed. The explanations of the concept in…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 2018
Given the changing landscape of higher education, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) established the Task Force on the Future of Higher Education in March 2017 to conduct a systematic review of higher education; examine existing initiatives and best practices; and report findings and recommendations on strategies that best…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Educational Change
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Ingersoll, Richard; Merrill, Lisa – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
This report utilizes the nationally representative Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) to examine changes in the elementary and secondary teaching force in the United States over the quarter century from 1987-88 to 2011-12. The report focuses on three key demographic characteristics: the size of the teaching force, the level of teaching experience…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Lane, W. Brian – Physics Teacher, 2014
The traditional introductory-level meterstick-balancing lab assumes that students already know what torque is and that they readily identify it as a physical quantity of interest. We propose a modified version of this activity in which students qualitatively and quantitatively measure the amount of force required to keep the meterstick level. The…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Science Education, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods
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