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What, how and why : reconceptualising science education.
(University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2000)
This thesis proposes a reconceptualisation of science education. Compulsory science education should be seen in the broad context of general education, and science education should share the social goal of enhancing ...
Physics and chemistry for pre-secondary students in New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. Physics, 2004)
In 1996 we set out to show that primary teachers could teach the new physical science curriculum with no further training if they had the right books. We searched the literature for didactics which had been shown to ...
Improving Teaching and Learning in Introductory Physics
(University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2007)
This thesis describes three studies designed to help students learn physics better and instructors teach physics more effectively in local circumstances. The first study investigated the effects of teaching approaches ...