Learning Difficulties in Theoretical Physics and Teaching Reform Strategies

  •  Tingting Liu    


Theoretical physics is an important subject in physics. The major goal of theoretical physics courses is to help students learn to think like a physicist. The theoretical physics curriculum mainly includes theoretical mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics and statistical physics, and quantum mechanics. These courses play an important role in cultivating students' physics literacy. There are many difficulties in the learning process of theoretical physics, such as the lack of motivation and goals, negative influence of pre-scientific concepts, cognitive impairment of learning and mathematical learning disability. Teachers should use effective teaching strategies to help students to overcome learning difficulties.

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