Thinking about actions to take(Suggestions)



There's a good chance you could improve your teaching if you were to:

Try these

  • emphasise that energy is essentially quantitative
  • talk and act as if energy is a constraint on possibilities, not a cause of a process
  • work with a clear ontology
  • keeping power and energy separate
  • Teacher Tip: Work through the Physics Narrative to find these lines of thinking worked out and then look in the Teaching Approaches for some examples of activities.

    Avoid these

  • allowing an endless list of kinds of energy
  • using energy as cause
  • Teacher Tip: These difficulties are distilled from: the research findings; the practice of well-connected teachers with expertise; issues intrinsic to representing the physics well.



    Prepare for teaching across the topic using these links

    topic kitset topic path core ideas (topic) decisions to make (topic) suggestions (for the topic) topic issues



    This is a nugget in the TL thread – connect all three threads from any link

    Physics Narrative (PN) Teaching & Learning Issues(TL) Teaching Approaches(TA)

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