(adopted from the resource letter of Ms Chung Ka Man's M.Phil thesis. Copyright Department of Physics CUHK)
representation of science-technology relationships in Canadian physics
Gardner P.L., Int. J. Sci. Educ., Vol. 21 (3), 329-347, Mar.1999
This paper examines the relationship between science
and technology in four different points of view. It also reports
how the Canadian textbooks present both science and technology contents
related to the concepts of physics.
Text, and Talk: Students' Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in
a Technology-Enhanced Secondary Science Classroom
Woodrow J., Sci. Educ., Vol. 82 (5), 569-589, Sept. 1998
This article examines the impact of embedding technological
knowledge in science teaching and learning. Students' perspectives
on inclusion of technological and social contents in science lesson
are also discussed.
Balloons: Project-Centered Study as a Bridge between Science and Technology
Barak M., Raz E., Sci. Educ., Vol. 84, 27-42, Jan. 2000
This is a report on a pilot test that implemented
technological contents in science teaching. Project-based approach
is used as an innovative tool to integrate both scientific and technological
knowledge in science and technology teaching.
dimensions in physics education: prospects and impact
Waks S., Phys. Educ., Vol. 29, 64-70, Mar.1994
This paper compares the difference between science
and technology education in various aspects and discusses the impact
of using technological contents in physics teaching.
understanding of science: using technology to enhance school science
in everyday life
Cajas F., Int. J. Sci. Educ., Vol. 21 (7), 765-773, Aug.1999
This paper discusses the feasibilities of embedding
technological contents in school science and the connection between
science education with students' everyday lives.
Interactions and the Teaching of Physics and Chemistry
Solbes J., Vilches A., Sci. Educ., Vol. 81 (4), 377-386, 1997
This paper states the demerits of physics and chemistry
curricula that excluded the STS activities. Results of a survey
on the influence of STS education in physics and chemistry teaching
were evaluated. The results show that STS activities would help
students develop positive attitudes in studying scientific subjects.
- Guide to Adopting Technology in the Physics Classroom
Jose M. Rios and Santosh Madhavan, The Physics Teacher, 94-97, Vol.38,
Several computational tools such as computer interfacing,
modeling and simulations, were applied in class teaching. Some useful
web sites are also listed.
- An Analysis of 4 ways of assessing student beliefs
about STS topics
Res. Sci. Teach., Vol. 25 (8), 607-629, Nov.1988
A report examines four different methods to assess
students' achievement in learning science with STS teaching approach.
From the study, media is proved to the key factor to influence students'
beliefs about science and its interrelationship with social and
Union Physics Colloquium
Coughlan R., Phys. Educ., Vol. 35 (4), 287-292, July2000
This article comments on implementing STS in the
new physics curriculum and discusses the difficulties in assessing
STS aspects of Physics examinations.
- Physics, technology and the Olympics
Hake S., Physics World, 29-32, Sept. 2000
This article shows how athletes' performance can
be improved by technology. The underlying physics is explained.
The relationship between physics, technology and sport are examined
with examples such as 100-metre sprint, pole vault and javelin.
- Hydrodynamics makes a splash
Takagi H., Sanders R., Physics World, 39-43, Sept. 2000
An example demonstrates how technology is applied
in improving swimmers' performance. Different types of equipment
used to assist swimmers' training are introduced. The operation
principles and effectiveness of the tools are explained with relevant
- Broadening the Aims of Physics Education
Eijkelhof H.M.C., Kortland K., in Development and dilemmas in science
education, edited by Fensham P., Chapter14, London; New York:
Falmer Press, 1988
Reasons for embedding STS in physics education
- Approaches to the teaching of STS in science education
Fensham P., Int. J. Sci. Educ., Vol. 10(4), 346-356, 1988
This paper discusses the development of implementation
of STS in science education and analyzes the learning objectives
of STS, different aspects of STS learning, and components of STS