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Upgrading Physics Education to Meet the Needs of Society

Editors: Pietrocola, Mauricio (Ed.)

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  • Includes insights from respected physics researchers
  • Discusses physics teaching and learning issues based on educational research
  • Features chapters on diversity, human rights and physics education 
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Nations around the globe consider physics education an important tool of economic and social development and currently advocate the use of innovative strategies to prepare students for knowledge and skills acquisition. Particularly in the last decade, a series of revisions were made to physics curricula in an attempt to cope with the changing needs and expectations of society. Educational transformation is a major challenge due to educational systems’ resistance to change. Updated curriculum content, pedagogical facilities (for example, computers in a school), new teaching and learning strategies and the prejudice against girls in physics classes are all issues that have to be addressed.  Educational research provides a way to build schemas and resources to promote changes in physics education. This volume presents physics teaching and learning research connected with the main educational scenarios.

About the authors

Maurício Pietrocola is a science educator and professor at The University of São Paulo in Brazil. He received his doctoral degree from The University of Paris 7 (Denis Diderot) in 1992 and has since authored numerous publications. His areas of work include curriculum development, pedagogical knowledge and innovative strategies for teaching and learning. His current focus is on connections between innovative education and risk taking, which contributes to our understanding of the failure of new educational innovations. In 2013–2014, Mauricio was a fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate Center of CUNY. 

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96162-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Upgrading Physics Education to Meet the Needs of Society
Editors
  • Mauricio Pietrocola
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96163-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96163-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96162-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 252
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 84 illustrations in colour
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