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Abstract Title: Lost in Translation: Newtonian Mechanics with Tibetan Buddhist Monks
Abstract: As part of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, faculty from the US collaborate with Tibetan Buddhist Universities in India to offer short science courses for monks and nuns training for their Buddhist philosophy degrees. The physics course is split into six modules, one of which focuses on Newtonian Mechanics. Based on interviews with students in the course, and a mechanics diagnostic test, we report on some common challenges students face when learning about Newtonian mechanics.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A28

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Martin Kamela
Elon University
2625 CB
100 Campus Drive
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: 336-278-6266
and Co-Presenter(s)
Ngawang Norbu (Sera Jey Monastic University, Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India)

Contributed Poster

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