Education and Didactics


A “HUMAN” Teaching Method for Physics

Authors: Wen-Po Liu, Tong Wei

In order to enliven the environment of the physics classroom and deepen the understanding of physics concepts, we propose a ``human'' teaching method that uses the students' bodies themselves as the sole medium to approximately recreate major physical processes. In concrete terms, participants play definite physical roles and assume definite physical functions. All participants form a group and perform the demonstration, thereby recreating major physical processes. We use ``surface tension'' as an example to illustrate this teaching method. This technique increases the interest factor in physics teaching, thus stimulating students' exploratory enthusiasm while cultivating cooperation and team spirit. Therefore, this method is conducive to improving students' collective creative abilities.

Comments: published in the Asia-Pacific Education (ISSN: 2095-9214), 2015, No.29, Page 291 (DOI: 10.16550/j.cnki.2095-9214.2015.29.005)

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