Teaching High School Physics is centered on the principle that teachers need to be educated rather than trained and helps to form a substantive and substantiated foundation for a new way of teaching. Providing a mix of theory and practice, these books describe more than 40 important topics and encourage an inquiry-oriented approach to physics teaching. They include numerous examples and helpful resources. The Nature of Physics Teaching: --Explores the role of educational research, teaching philosophies, and scientific epistemology as a foundation for good teaching --Places a strong emphasis on learning by inquiry --Prepares teachers with a solid philosophical and practical foundation focusing on the nature of physics teaching Teaching High School Physics is suitable for teacher candidates, experienced in-service physics teachers, and educators seeking a detailed reference guide to the many subjects being addressed in today's teaching reform movements.
Becoming a High School Physics Teacher - Science Literacy - Teaching and Learning - Scientific Epistemology - Scientific Inquiry in Introductory Physics - Teaching the Nature of Science - Levels of Inquiry Model for Physics Teaching - Scientific Practices and Intellectual Skills - Inquiry of Lower Complexity - Inquiry of Medium and Higher Complexity - Mathematical Methods of Inquiry - Teaching and Physics Education Research.