The science of teaching High School Physics is primarily a consideration of the physical world in its relationship to life. It is generally accepted that the fundamental objectives of the Physics course are twofold. First: to give the student a clear understanding of the theories, laws, and principles of Physics as set forth in the high school course of study. Second: to develop certain mental habits fundamental to scientific thinking. However, these two objectives are not sufficient if the subject is to be taught in its broader sense. It is equally important that the student shall come in contact with the subject matter and methods of study in such a natural manner as to insure that the information gathered will be adaptable to actual life situations. It is essential that the subject be so presented as to contribute to such modifications of the students personality as will help him make satisfactory adjustments to the world in which he lives.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Hickman, Simeon M.
"Purposive Teaching of High School Physics,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 45(1), 199-203.
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