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Re: [Phys-l] science education goals and strategies

To me, it makes sense from experience. The more often you see (or interact
with) something, the more familiar you are with it. The more details you
see. The more you (can) understand it. (The same is true for human
relationships -- sort of!).

High school physics made a little more sense in my college physics
classes. And college physics made more sense when I was in graduate
school. No research needed for this. Anybody else with a similar (or
different) experience?

Forum for Physics Educators <> writes:

1) As several people have wisely and accurately pointed out, the
integrated "spiral" approach is obviously best for the students.

How do you know it is "best"? What evidence is there for this? Can some
relevant research be cited?

Unfortunately obviously is not evidence.

John M. Clement
Houston, TX

Forum for Physics Educators