Monday, May 26, 2014

Re: The Karlsruhe Physics Course and The German Physical Society

Some blog followers might be interested in a discussion-list post “Re: The Karlsruhe Physics Course and The German Physical Society” [Hake (2014)]. The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: Corrado Agnes, in his PhysLrnR post "The Karlsruhe Physics Course and The German Physical Society", wrote (paraphrasing): “Bad News for Physics Education Research and Teaching. I want to inform you of an amazing and almost unbelievable attack made by the German Physical Society (GPS) against a group of teachers and researchers in physics education, whose only guilt is to teach physics according to the approach of the Karlsruhe Physics Course (KPC). . . . . The basic ideas of the course were explained in 'An up-to-date approach to physics' [Schmid (1984)] and 'The Karlsruhe Physics Course' [Herrmann (2000)] at .”

Herrmann pointed out that KPC mechanics is based on the interpretation of forces as momentum currents as made by Max Planck (1908) and Andrea diSessa (1980) . KPC documents are at KPC (2014) .

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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University; Honorary Member, Curmudgeon Lodge of Deventer, The Netherlands; President, PEdants for Definitive Academic References which Recognize the Invention of the Internet (PEDARRII); LINKS TO: Academia; Articles; Blog; Facebook; GooglePlus; Google Scholar; Linked In; Research Gate; Socratic Dialogue Inducing (SDI) Labs; Twitter

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Hake, R.R. 2014. “Re: The Karlsruhe Physics Course and The German Physical Society,” post of 25 May 2014 19:58:29-0700 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. Online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at . The abstract and link to the complete post are being transmitted to several discussion lists.

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