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Learning physics as a whole – On supporting students making sense of their studies

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Title: Learning physics as a whole – On supporting students making sense of their studies
Authors: Ingerman, Åke
Booth, Shirley
Linder, Cedric
Issue Date: 2007
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Education
Institution: Department of Education. Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik
Journal Title: NorDiNa: Nordic Studies in Science Education
ISSN: 1504-4556
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Start Page: 163
End Page: 174
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Publisher: Naturfagsenteret, universitetet i Oslo, i samarbete med Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik, Göteborgs universitet
Organization: Booth, S. School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Department of Education and Lärande Lund, Lund University, Sweden.
Linder, C. Physics Department, Uppsala University, Sweden, and Physics Department, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Abstract: How do students in a university degree programme make sense of their situation, and how can we as teachers support them in seeing their learning as a whole in relation to their main subject physics? This question is discussed first in relation to an empirical investigation of students’ ways of making sense of their study situation, and secondly draws on experience from two attempts to address issues emerging from that investigation. Based on the results we identify issues that potentially ne... more
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