Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

April 1974


Published in The Physics Teacher April 1974. Copyright 1974. Used by permission.


We now offer a course that combines an inquiry approach to physics with elementary school science teaching methods and transactional analysis. Our course carries three semester credits in elementary science methods and three semester credits in physics, a total of nine contact hours per week. In previous interim courses the very positive response we have had from our students, i.e., the excitement in discovering some real physics for themselves, and their decision to use the tools of transactional analysis to say "OK" to themselves and physics, leads us to believe that our course can serve as a useful model for other introductory college science courses.

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