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Topic: Bad News for Education Research: German Physical Society Wages War on the Karlsruhe Physics Course
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Richard Hake

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Bad News for Education Research: German Physical Society Wages War on the Karlsruhe Physics Course
Posted: May 26, 2014 2:17 PM
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Some subscribers to MathEdCC might be interested in a discussion-list post "Re: The Karlsruhe Physics Course and The German Physical Society" [Hake (2014)]. The abstract reads:

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ABSTRACT: Corrado Agnes, in his PhysLrnR post "The Karlsruhe Physics Course and The German Physical Society" <http://bit.ly/S6AKbt>, 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)] <http://bit.ly/1w5fGSG> and 'The Karlsruhe Physics Course' [Herrmann (2000)] at <http://bit.ly/RpLeSz>."

Herrmann pointed out that KPC mechanics is based on the interpretation of forces as momentum currents as made by Max Planck (1908) <http://bit.ly/1ihA2yy> and Andrea diSessa (1980) <http://bit.ly/1oj8MqY>. KPC documents are at KPC (2014) <http://bit.ly/1kfI5AA>.

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REFERENCES [URL shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 26 May 2014.]

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 <http://bit.ly/1lMjeRu>. The abstract and link to the complete post are being transmitted to several discussion lists and are on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/1tFHM4S> with a provision for comments.





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