The present trend in the design of physics courses is to place emphasis on understanding rather than the rote memory of ideas and processes. The development of systematic approaches to direct thought patterns decreases the memory burden. The process of variation provides a universal thought pattern that can be applied in almost all phases of physics. This paper provides a brief description of some selected sample applications. It is hoped that these will illustrate the scope and the merit of this approach.
Iowa Science Teachers' Journal
© Copyright 1969 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Gohman, Walter J.
"Developing Physics Concepts Through the Process of Variation,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 6
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol6/iss3/2