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Physics education

Physics education refers to the methods currently used to teach physics. Physics Education Research refers to an area of pedagogical research that seeks to improve those methods. Historically, physics has been taught at the high school and college level primarily by the lecture method together with laboratory exercises aimed at verifying concepts taught in the lectures. These concepts are better understood when lectures are accompanied with demonstration, hand-on experiments, and questions that require students to ponder what will happen in an experiment and why. Students who participate in active learning for example with hands-on experiments learn through self-discovery. By trial and error they learn to change their preconceptions about phenomena in physics and discover the underlying concepts.

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Total Publications
Lifetime
11,825
Prior Five Years
2,727
Total Citations
Lifetime
44,691
Prior Five Years
7,326
Total Scholars
Lifetime
6,772
Prior Five Years
4,573

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United States
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United States
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United States
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United States
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Australia
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United States
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United Kingdom
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United States
#5
United States
#6
United States
#6
United States
#7
United Kingdom
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United States
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United States
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United States
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United States
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United States
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United Kingdom
#10
Turkey
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