Corpus ID: 109662106

Pop culture influences on tertiary physics enrolments

  title={Pop culture influences on tertiary physics enrolments},
  author={T. Gordon and C. Stewart and Lindy A. Orthia and M. McKinnon},
  • T. Gordon, C. Stewart, +1 author M. McKinnon
  • Published 2013
  • Engineering, Physics
  • Popular culture offers a variety of opportunities and avenues for potential tertiary students to become engaged in physics. These include programs such as “The Big Bang Theory”, or “The Wonders of the Universe with Brian Cox”, personalities such as “Dr Karl”, video games such as “Portal” and web comics such as “xkcd”. These pop culture products are generally not aimed at boosting tertiary enrolment but at entertainment, while still conveying some strong physics concepts and processes. There is… CONTINUE READING