Dr. David Workman (part 2)
This is the second part of the oral history recorded with Dr. David Workman, IMSA faculty emeritus. He starts by describing his approach to teaching Modern Physics. He designed the curriculum to show how ideas in physics developed over time. Another new course, Methods of Scientific Inquiry (MSI), emerged from a need to prepare students to do scientific research earlier in their time at IMSA. The curriculum incorporated basic research principles and skills, as well as having students do a research project.
After he retired from IMSA in 2008, Dr. Workman worked with the Mahidol Wittayanusorn school in Thailand. A delegation from the school had visited his class at IMSA and invited him to visit. He went back to teach a demonstration class modeled and made recommendations for how they could implement a science curriculum like IMSA’s. He worked with the Mahidol Wittayanusorn school as well as other schools in Thailand over a period of five years.
Interviewer: Sara Goek. Duration: 33:58
curriculum, faculty, science classes
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Workman, David and Goek, Sara, "Dr. David Workman (part 2)" (2022). Oral Histories, IMSA Archives and Special Collections, Leto M. Furnas Information Resource Center. https://digitalcommons.imsa.edu/oral_histories/39