Exploring Mirrors, Recreating Science and History, Becoming a Class Community

@article{Cavicchi2009ExploringMR,
  title={Exploring Mirrors, Recreating Science and History, Becoming a Class Community},
  author={Elizabeth Cavicchi},
  journal={The New Educator},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={249 - 273}
}
A teacher narrates from activities and discussions that arose among undergraduates and herself while doing critical explorations of mirrors. Surprised by light's behaviors, the students responded with curiosity, losing their dependence on answers as the format of school knowledge. Inadequacies in how participants supposed light works emerged in the context of reinventing historical discoveries, including Ptolemy's second century AD account of how curved mirrors reflect, Chinese burning mirrors… Expand
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