Education Articles

Here is the collection of expert education articles that deal with academia, pedagogy and education in general. Some of these are in the perspective of the student, some as an administrator and others as a teacher.

workethic

Work Ethic Is a Key to Success for Science Majors

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After earning a 4.0 GPA in his first semester as a…
undergradresearch

Niches for Publishable Undergraduate Research

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Undergraduate interest in research is a good thing; it's even…
coldquestioning

Very Little Excuse To Ask A Question Cold

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We frequently get questions such as these:"What is energy?""What…
physicslab

Revamping Undergraduate Introductory Physics Laboratory

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This is a compilation of my blog entry on this singular "project"…
learned

What Is The Most Important Thing That You Learned?

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I mentioned in an earlier Insight on what I think are the most…
boatramps

Real Research in Unexpected Places - Boat Ramps

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Read part 1 -Backyards, Barns, BayousReal Research in Unexpected…
fakenews

Fake News and Science Reporting

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During and even after the recent US election campaign, there…
fishresearch

Real Research in Unexpected Places - Backyards, Barns, Bayous

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21st century science labors under the myth that good experimental…
whystudyphysics

Why Study Physics? A Bit Goes a Long Way!

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If you don’t plan to become a scientist or an engineer, is…
govandteachers

Blaming Government for Teacher and Scientist Failures in Integrity

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The article, "Governmental policy is wrecking science," makes…
quantumhard

Why Is Quantum Mechanics So Difficult?

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Strangely enough, QM's formalism isn't any more difficult than…
imagination

Imagination Without Knowledge Is Ignorance Waiting to Happen

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My feelings on people who think that imagination is more important…

Why You Should Not Use Wikipedia As Your Primary Source

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It is no secret to anyone who has read my posts in this forum…
learnfrompf

The Most Important Thing You Can Learn from Physics Forums

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It is a bit pompous of me think that I can actually tell you…
theoex

False Physics Major Dichotomy: Theorist or Experimentalist?

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Many physics majors believe that pursuing a PhD in physics…