We describe a history of physics course, cotaught by a physicist and a historian of physics, on the quantum and relativity revolutions in the early part of the 20th century. The course has been taught both in Europe as part of a study abroad program and as a regular on-campus course, which could serve as a model for implementation elsewhere. We present some evidence that this course format can favorably influence students’ epistemological beliefs and expectations about physics.
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PAPERS| October 01 2009
History of physics: Outing the hidden curriculum?
Gerd Kortemeyer, Catherine Westfall; History of physics: Outing the hidden curriculum?. Am. J. Phys. 1 October 2009; 77 (10): 875–881. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.3168974
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