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Harvard project physics progress report [microform]
Bib ID 5192117
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1967 
60 p. 

This report of harvard project physics presents drafts of three speeches delivered to the American association of physics teachers (aapt) meeting, February, 1967. The address by gerald holton deals with the aims and progress of the project. Discussed are (1) project participants, (2) aims and content, (3) the new emphasis, (4) survey of course content, (5) titles of proposed supplemental units, and (6) principles of selection of course content. Four basic aims of the project are (1) to provide a coherent, tested course suitable for use on a national scale, and incorporating the most desirable features of both physics and pedagogy which have not been forthcoming in other curriculum programs, (2) to help relieve the decline in physics enrollments, (3) to provide teachers with necessary aids for good physics teaching, and good physics as defined in the broadest humanistic way, and (4) to incorporate the newer concept of the teacher and his involvement with the class. Fletcher G. Watson's address, "why do we need more physics courses," is concerned with declining enrollments in physics. He indicates a way to alleviate this is by providing high school students with an exciting course treating fundamental physical ideas in a human context. F. James rutherford's talk is concerned with "project physics in the classroom," with emphasis upon the flexibility and diversity of the program. The appendix provides descriptions of various project materials. (dh)


May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Course Content.  |  Course Descriptions.  |  Curriculum.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Educational Objectives.  |  Evaluation.  |  Films.  |  Instructional Materials.  |  Newsletters.  |  Physical Sciences.  |  Physics.  |  Programed Instruction.  |  Science Curriculum.  |  Secondary School Science.  |  Teacher Education.  |  Tests.  |  Carnegie Corporation Harvard Project Physics National Science Foundation Sloan Foundation
Other authors/contributors Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA
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