(adopted from the resource letter of Ms Chung Ka Man's M.Phil thesis. Copyright Department of Physics CUHK)
Supported Learning in Physics Project
Whitelegg E., Phys. Educ., Vol. 31 (5), 291-296, Sept. 1996
Sample for teaching physics concepts using real-life
examples are listed and teaching materials of an example module
on diffraction is provided. Comments on using such teaching materials
are also given.
Union Physics Colloquium
Coughlan R., Phys. Educ., Vol. 35 (4), 287-292, July 2000
A report on the European Union Physics Colloquium
related to aspects of physics education such as curriculum planning,
contents and contexts in the curriculum, assessment and other relevant
Salters Horners Advanced Physics
Parker K., Swinbank E., Taylor B., Phys. Educ., Vol. 35 (3), 209-212,
A report illustrates how the contextual approach
can be applied in the teaching of physics at the Advanced level.
learning through a telecommunications context
Edwards C., Phys. Educ., Vol. 35 (4), 240-300, July 2000
The contents of a SLIPP unit, Physics Phones Home,
are introduced. The teaching of physics concepts such as electromagnetism,
electric, magnetic and gravitational fields, electricity and circular
motion with contexts are discussed.
on the physics curriculum beyond 2000
Alf Olme, Phys. Educ., Vol. 35 (3), 195-198, May 2000
The author discussed the significant factors leading
to the reform of the physics curriculum and identified the essential
components of the new curriculum.
- New hope for physics education
Ogborn J., Phys. World, Vol.12 (10), 29-32, Oct. 1999
This article gives an introduction to a new physics
curriculum using the contextual approach. Supportive teaching materials
for the approach are also mentioned.
contexts for learning physics: meanings, issues and practice
Whitelegg E. and Parry M., Phys. Educ., Vol. 34 (2), 68-72, March
Criteria for choosing proper contexts for teaching
physics are discussed and examples of context-based learning on
the context of energy and environment are introduced.
physics for tomorrow
Ogborn J., Phys. Educ., Vol. 35 (4), 301-303, July 2000
This article gives the criteria for the design
of a new physics curriculum.
- Broadening the Aims of Physics Education",
Harrie M.C. Eijkelhof and Kortland K., Development and dilemmas
in science education, edited by Fensham P., Chapter14, London;
New York: Falmer Press, 1988
Implementation of new components into the current
curriculum and sample context for teaching physics on ionizing radiation
is mentioned. Different styles of teaching using the contextual
approach are discussed and evaluated.
Grimm J., Riquarts K., Phys. Educ., Vol. 27 (6), 297-299, Nov. 1992
The structure of the school system, the objectives,
contents and other aspects, such as equipment and teachers training,
of physics education in Germany are discussed.
- Play orientation in physics education
Vonaufshaiter S., Schwedes H., Sci.Educ., Vol.73 (4), 467-479, Jul.
This study reports on the development and testing
of a curriculum using Play-Oriented Instruction in Germany.
- Making the invisible visible - A teaching / learning
environment that builds on a new view of the physics learner
Goldberg F., Bendall S., Am. J. Phys., Vol. 63 (11), 978-991, Nov.
This paper describes how a new learning environment
was developed. The learning styles of this environment are interactive
programs, writing, and peer evaluation. 30 aged 20-30 students are
involved. The data suggested that students become more actively
involved and more responsible for their own learning after the course.
- The effect of culture on the learning of science in nonwestern countries - The results of an integrated research review
Baker D., Taylor P.C.S., Int. J. Sci. Educ., Vo.17 (6), 695-704, Nov.-Dec. 1995
This paper is an integrated research review. It
suggested that western science curricula in non-western countries
are ineffective. Science is 'unfit' to the language, culture and
beliefs of many non-western students, and cultural meanings are
embedded in the western language of science education.
- An Analysis of 4 ways of assessing student beliefs about STS topics
Aikenhead G.S., J. Res. Sci. Teach., Vol. 25: (8) 607-629, Nov.1988
Students' performances on STS learning by four different assessment methods were evaluated.
- Views on the physics curriculum beyond 2000
Alf Olme, Phys.Educ.,Vol. 35 (3), 195-198, May 2000
The article discusses what a successful assessment of a new physics curriculum should be.
- Teaching physics at Advanced level: a question of style
Newton L., Rogers L., Phys. Educ., Vol. 31 (5), 265-270, Sept.1996
The article points out the interrelationship between the curriculum and the assessment.
- Salters Horners Advanced Physics
Information on a new physics syllabus for advanced
level physics using contextual-based approach, the Salters approach,
is provided. Useful sample teaching materials are introduced and
the contents of such syllabus are discussed in detail.