TITLE

Physics and Art — A Cultural Symbiosis in Physics Education

AUTHOR(S)
Galili, Igal; Zinn, Barbara
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Science & Education;Apr2007, Vol. 16 Issue 3-5, p441
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper presents and discusses examples of works of art which, if included in science curricula, could prompt an understanding by students of some concepts in optics through a discussion of the context in which they were created. Such discussion would elucidate the meaning of the artworks and, at the same time, challenge students’ misconceptions, attracting their attention to the scientific aspects of the art works concerned. This type of learning represents a culturally rich approach to modern science curricula. The simplified contrasting of science and humanities is criticized.
ACCESSION #
24207135

 

Related Articles

  • Characterizing the Epistemologicai Development of Physics Majors. Gire, Elizabeth; Price, Edward; Jones, Barbara // AIP Conference Proceedings;2007, Vol. 883 Issue 1, p65 

    Differences between novice and expert physics students have frequently been reported, yet students’ development through intermediate stages has seldom been described. In this study, we characterize undergraduate physics majors’ epistemological sophistication at various levels of...

  • Peer Supports as an Alternative to Individually Assigned Paraprofessionals in Inclusive High School Classrooms. Carter, Erik W.; Sisco, Lynn G.; Melekoglu, Macid A.; Kurkowski, Colleen // Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities;Winter2007, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p213 

    Promoting access to the general curriculum has emerged as a central theme of the standards-based reform movement, challenging educators to identify effective strategies for supporting students with disabilities to access the numerous social and learning opportunities within general education. We...

  • Teacher and Curriculum Factors that Influence Middle School Students’ Sense-Making Discussions of Force/Motion. Sandifer, Cody // AIP Conference Proceedings;2005, Vol. 790 Issue 1, p141 

    This study investigated small-group discussions in an inquiry-based middle school science classroom. The purpose of the study was to determine the teacher and curriculum factors that provide support (or not) for students’ sense-making discussions. To do this, two student groups were...

  • Problem Solving Skill Evaluation Instrument — Validation Studies. Adams, Wendy K.; Wieman, Carl E. // AIP Conference Proceedings;2007, Vol. 883 Issue 1, p18 

    Researchers have created several tools for evaluating conceptual understanding as well as students’ attitudes and beliefs about physics; however, the field of problem solving is sorely lacking a broad use evaluation tool. This missing tool is an indication of the complexity of the field....

  • Sustaining The Progress To Improve Physics Education. Abdul-Razzaq, Wathiq // Journal of College Teaching & Learning;May2010, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p43 

    One of the problems we face in teaching introductory physics courses at the college level is that about 2/3 of students never had physics prior coming to college. Thus, many students find it very difficult to learn physics for the first time at the relatively fast-paced teaching of college...

  • The Complementary Teaching of Physics and Music Acoustics — The Science of Sound. Milicevic, D.; Markusev, D.; Nesic, Lj.; Djordjevic, G. // AIP Conference Proceedings;2007, Vol. 899 Issue 1, p839 

    The results of some up-to-date solutions referring to teaching physics as a part of educational reform in Serbia, can be negative in a great deal to content and scope of teaching process which has existed so far. Basic course and characteristics of those solutions mean decreasing the number of...

  • Development And Use Of A Rubric For The Assessment Of Students’ Performance In Solving Problems On Newton’s Law Of Motion. Kocakülah, Mustafa Sabri; Aytaç, Nezahat Nigah // AIP Conference Proceedings;2007, Vol. 899 Issue 1, p838 

    In this study, which involves 73 second year university students, the researchers aimed to develop a rubric to solve questions on Newton’s Law of Motion and show the effectiveness of the designed rubric on problem solving. Having completed the content analysis, researchers presented the...

  • Sticker bonding. Frazier, Laura Corbin // Science Scope;Nov/Dec2000, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p40 

    The article describes a chemistry class activity called sticker bonding in the United States. Each student is given a sticker that they would wear on the front of their shirts. On each sticker was either a cation or anion. The student's task was to bond with as many different ions as possible....

  • The Impact of the History of Physics on Student Attitude and Conceptual Understanding of Physics. Garcia, Sarah; Hankins, April; Sadaghiani, Homeyra // AIP Conference Proceedings;10/25/2010, Vol. 1289 Issue 1, p141 

    The purpose of this study is to investigate student learning of Newtonian Mechanics through the study of its history and the development of the relevant ideas since the time of ancient Greece. The hypothesis is that not only will students learn the basic concepts of mechanics, but also will...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics