n South African Journal of Higher Education - Current views of the purpose of the introductory physics laboratory in South Africa : Part II : Specific objectives
|Article Title||Current views of the purpose of the introductory physics laboratory in South Africa : Part II : Specific objectives|
|© Publisher:||Higher Education South Africa (HESA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Higher Education|
|Author||J.A. Cilliers, I. Basson, P.A. Kirschner and M. Rutherford|
|Publication Date||Jan 2000|
|Pages||20 - 30|
A survey about six general objectives for introductory practical work revealed a remarkable change in the opinion of staff members of the department of Physics at the University of South Africa (Unisa) over the past ten years. This was followed by a second survey on 46 specific objectives. The questionnaire was a condensed version of a 102-item inventory compiled by Kirschner (1991). It was conducted amongst Unisa staff, staff from a large number of residential universities and a group of Unisa students. The ranking of the specific objectives by the three groups is compared and discussed in this article.
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