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Abstract Title: Learn "How to Teach Physics" from The Feynman Lectures on Physics: An Example from Gravitation
Abstract: In order to better understand and teach physics, it would be beneficial teachers to understand the teaching structure of an outstanding physicist like Feynman. Feynman is well known for not only being one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century but also for being an excellent physics lecturer. Thus, we tried to analyze and identify the individual and holistic characteristics of The Feynman Lectures on Physics by using the framework of knowledge & belief. The results revealed that diverse knowledge & belief were integrated, and the storyline was well-organized in Feynman's lectures on gravitation. Furthermore, emphasis was placed on open investigation. Further research issues stemming from this result are discussed.
Abstract Type: Round Table Discussion

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Seoul National University
Seoul National University, Department of physics education
Seoul, 151-748
Phone: 82-2-880-7751
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jiwon Kim