Fear of physics: And how to help students overcome it

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An important area of physics pedagogy is the effect of student attitudes and anxieties on physics education. Due to fear, many intellectually able students are unable to obtain satisfactory results in physics. With several decades of experience studying the correlation between science attitudes and anxieties in various student populations, the authors of this comprehensive text discuss how preconceptions and misconceptions about physics often produce anxiety, and they frame this within the wider field of science anxiety. Topics covered include student attitudes, science anxiety, gender, nationality, mathematics anxiety, classroom pedagogy, laboratory pedagogy, group project pedagogy, pedagogies for different student populations, constructivism, social engagement, information technology and issues relevant to distance learning. The book expertly brings together these topics and explains their connections with attitudes and anxiety.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherIOP Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780750348669
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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