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written by H.K.E. Stadermann and M.J. Goedhart
Students at upper secondary and college level in many countries are introduced to quantum physics (QP) in a mostly mathless course. Research shows that addressing epistemological and philosophical aspects would be beneficial for novice students' conceptual understanding. However, physics teachers seldom address these nature of science (NOS) aspects in their lessons. We take the view that teachers only implement these aspects if this serves their goals. This study explores whether experienced Dutch high school teachers, who are not trained for NOS teaching, address NOS in their QP lessons when provided with NOS-infused teaching resources. We based our framework on literature about pedagogic content knowledge and on the principles of the practicality of educational innovations. Teacher interviews (N=10) supported by classroom observations provided insights into how and why teachers use specific elements from the resources. Our research reveals teachers' perspectives on teaching QP in secondary schools and why they think NOS aspects can be helpful to reach their teaching goals. Our findings support the view that conceptual QP is valuable for all students because an informed NOS view is vital for everybody in today's society. Additionally, we expect that an ecological intervention that supports teachers and at the same time recognizes their professionality and environment has potential implications for other fields of science education and could have a significant positive impact in classrooms.


[Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17, 020132] Published Tue Nov 02, 2021
Physical Review Physics Education Research: Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 020132
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10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.020132
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authentic instruction, epistemology, experiential learning theory, nature of science, physics identity, science literacy, scientific worldview, student attitudes, teaching Nature of Science
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H. Stadermann and M. Goedhart, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17 (2), 020132 (2021), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.020132).
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H. Stadermann and M. Goedhart, Why and how teachers use nature of science in teaching quantum physics: Research on the use of an ecological teaching intervention in upper secondary schools, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17 (2), 020132 (2021), <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.020132>.
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Stadermann, H., & Goedhart, M. (2021, November 2). Why and how teachers use nature of science in teaching quantum physics: Research on the use of an ecological teaching intervention in upper secondary schools. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 17(2), 020132. Retrieved January 22, 2022, from https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.020132
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Stadermann, H.K.E., and M.J. Goedhart. "Why and how teachers use nature of science in teaching quantum physics: Research on the use of an ecological teaching intervention in upper secondary schools." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17, no. 2, (November 2, 2021): 020132, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.020132 (accessed 22 January 2022).
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Stadermann, H.K.E., and M.J. Goedhart. "Why and how teachers use nature of science in teaching quantum physics: Research on the use of an ecological teaching intervention in upper secondary schools." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17.2 (2021): 020132. 22 Jan. 2022 <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.020132>.
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