1st Edition

Wonder and Delight
Essays in Science Education in honour of the life and work of Eric Rogers 1902-1990

Edited By

B Jennison


J Ogborn

ISBN 9780367402143
Published September 5, 2019 by CRC Press
256 Pages

USD $74.95

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Book Description

Eric Rogers was an excellent physics teacher, with a worldwide reputation for the passion, profundity, and quirkiness of his thinking. Written by a distinguished international group of contributors, Wonder and Delight honors his memory by collecting together writings about science education that have lasting relevance and on subjects about which Eric Rogers cared deeply.

Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. Editors' Introduction. Part 1: Essays in Science Education: Shortcut to the Future. A Vulgar Science Curriculum. Teaching about the nature of Science through History. Children Learning Science. Humane and Helpful Assessment. Examining Inquiring Minds? Experimenting with Experimental Physics Teaching. Demonstration in Teaching and in Popularizing Physics. Modelling Clay for Computers. Early Astronomy and Physics Education. Nuclear literacy. Part 2: Eric Rogers and Physics Education: Examinations - Powerful Agents for Good or Ill in Teaching. Address to International Commission for Physics Education Conference Edinburgh 29 July - 6 August 1975. Eric Rogers and the Nuffield Physics Project. The Kinetic Theory of Gases. Apparatus for the Inquiring Mind. 'Shredders'. Imagine: Eric Rogers and the National Curriculum. Trials Teacher. Part 3: Remembering Eric Rogers. Eric Rogers 1902-1990. Remembering Eric Rogers. Eric Rogers in Denmark. Eric Rogers: A Personal Memory. Eric Rogers in Brazil. Three Medal Citations. The Equivalence Principle Demonstrated. Eric Rogers Gets the Last Word: The Demon Theory of Friction.

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