Remodeling science education

David Hestenes 1 *
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1 Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85282, USA
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EUR J SCI MATH ED, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 13-22.
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Radical reform in science and mathematics education is needed to prepare citizens for challenges of the
emerging knowledge‐based global economy. We consider definite proposals to establish: (1) Standards of science and
math literacy
for all students. (2) Integration of the science curriculum with structure of matter, energy, models and
modeling as unifying themes. (3) Pedagogy promoting scientific inquiry and argumentation. (4) Sustained professional
and support for teachers. (5) Institutional support from local universities for continuous upgrades in
curriculum and teaching practices. Physics plays a central role in all these reforms.


Hestenes, D. (2013). Remodeling science education. European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 1(1), 13-22.