Improving engineering physics teaching : learning from physics education research

  title={Improving engineering physics teaching : learning from physics education research},
  author={Jonte Bernhard},
Students come to our courses with a personal theory of physics. Most students do not change their personal theories during a traditionally taught physics course. In this paper I will give some reasons for this and also highlight some successful active-engagement curricula who help students to modify their personal theories of physics and thus help them acquiring a good functional understanding of physics. Invited paper presented at Physics Teaching in Engineering Education (PTEE 2000), Budapest… CONTINUE READING


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