If you asked Paul Hewitt to describe physics, he would probably say it is a study of the most basic rules by which nature operates, a way of seeing order and regularity in the world. His strong conviction that physics should be taught first at a conceptual level with emphasis on a qualitative grasp of concepts before they are considered for problem solving has made his name synonymous with the term “conceptual physics” in the physics education community. Drawing from the experience of a teaching career that began in the mid-60s, Paul offers beginning teachers some wonderful advice.

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