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American Journal of Physics
written by Dean A. Zollman
Modern Physics has been used as a label for most of physics that was developed since the discovery of X-rays in 1895. Yet, we are teaching students who would not use the label "modern" for anything that happened before about 1995, when they were born. So, are we and our students in worlds that differ by a century? In addition to content, sometimes our students and we have differing views about methods and styles of teaching. A modern course in any topic of physics should include applications of contemporary research in physics education and the learning sciences as well as research and developments in methods of delivering the content. Thus, when we consider teaching Modern Physics, we are challenged with deciding what the content should be, how to adjust for the ever increasing information on how students learn physics, and the constantly changing tools that are available to us for teaching and learning. When we mix all of these together, we can teach modern Modern Physics or maybe teach Modern Physics modernly.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 84, Issue 8, Pages 573-580
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© 2016 American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/1.4953824
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D. Zollman, Am. J. Phys. 84 (8), 573 (2016), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4953824).
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D. Zollman, Oersted Lecture 2014: Physics education research and teaching modern Modern Physics, Am. J. Phys. 84 (8), 573 (2016), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4953824>.
APA Format
Zollman, D. (2016, August 1). Oersted Lecture 2014: Physics education research and teaching modern Modern Physics. Am. J. Phys., 84(8), 573-580. Retrieved September 20, 2019, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4953824
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Zollman, Dean. "Oersted Lecture 2014: Physics education research and teaching modern Modern Physics." Am. J. Phys. 84, no. 8, (August 1, 2016): 573-580, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4953824 (accessed 20 September 2019).
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Zollman, Dean. "Oersted Lecture 2014: Physics education research and teaching modern Modern Physics." Am. J. Phys. 84.8 (2016): 573-580. 20 Sep. 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4953824>.
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