Towards student self-direction in a first-year undergraduate physics course
MT Prosser, NR Thorley
European Journal of Science Education | Published : 1981
This article describes a new physics course, developed for non-science majors, which is largely based on student self-direction. Problems of developing and implementing the course in the context of a more normal undergraduate study programme are identified and student reactions to the physics course are reviewed. Finally, some recommendations are made concerning the development and adoption of courses involving student self-direction. © 1981 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.