Full-Contact Physics

Description: 

This article traces the genesis and impacts of EDC's groundbreaking PSSC curriculum: "PSSC proved a turning point for U.S. science education. The program shifted the focus from everyday applications and technology to an appreciation for what scientists do, Rudolph says. Because of the PSSC, he says, “the goal of science education now is almost exclusively to help people understand the nature of science.,.Physics teacher Lana Jordan discovered a cabinet full of PSSC films—many of which she’d watched as a student—when she took up her post at Merced College 25 years ago. She has used them in her classes ever since, and she even secured a grant to have them digitized and published online. Her students love them, she says: “The ideas are eternal.””

Source: 

MIT Technology Review

Publication Date: 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017