Environmental topics in physics by inquiry course: Integration models used by physics teachers

David A. Kimori, Gillian Roehrig

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As we approach the second quarter of the twenty-first century, one may predict the environment will be among the dominant themes in political and educational discourse. This study investigates how three physics teachers integrated environmental topics and issues in their classroom. Data collection methods including field notes taken from observations, teachers' interviews, and a collection of artifacts and documents were used. The data were coded, analyzed, and organized into categories utilizing Fogarty's models of curriculum integration. Findings of this study indicate teachers acknowledge the importance of teaching environmental issues in their classrooms; however, implementing and utilizing effective integration strategies and models continues to present a challenge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1601-1617
Number of pages17
JournalQualitative Report
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2021

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  • Curriculum integration
  • Environmental topics
  • Multiple case study
  • Physics
  • Physics teachers


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