Arthur Stinner



Publications

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

(2009) Education in Transition: Changes in Eastern and Central Europe. Chapter title: "The Hungarian Phenomenon: Excellence in Mathematics and Science". Ed. Ed. Krystyna Nowak-Fabrikowski, Linus Publications, US. (In Press).

(2006) Special Edition of Interchange: Large Context Problems and Thought Experiments in Science Education. Co-editing with Stephen Klassen. Springer.

(2006) Special Edition of Science & Education. Co-editor (with Juergen Teichmann of the Deutsches Museum) of proceedings, based on the international conference in Como, Italy, in 2004: The Itinerant Lecturers of the 18th Century.

(2005) The Pendulum: Scientific, Historical, Philosophical and Educational Perspectives, edited by Matthews, M.R., Gauld, C.F. & Stinner, A. Springer.

(2004) Special Edition of Science & Education: Selected papers taken from the IHPST conference held in Winnipeg, 2003. Coeditor with Michael Matthews and Don Metz.

(2004) Special Edition of Interchange: Large Context Problems and Thought Experiments in Science Education. Co-editing with Ian Winchester and Stephen Klassen.

(2003) Foreword to Johann von Neumann and his Teachers (2003). A book by Laszlo Kovacs. Published in collaboration by the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, and Studia Physica Savariensis of Hungary. Available in English and Hungarian.

The International Pendulum Project (2002/2003). A Collection of articles in two volumes, written by internationally known scholars on the history of the pendulum, exploring the implications for science education. Edited by: Michael Matthews, Art Stinner and Colin Gauld. Kluwer Publishers.

Stinner, A. & Williams, H. (1998). History and Philosophy of Science in the Science Curriculum, a chapter in The International Handbook of Science Education, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1027-1045.

Stinner, A. (1997). Die Geschichte des Kraftbegriffs: Von Aristoteles bis Einstein, in Handlungsorientierter Physik-Unterricht Secundarstufe II. Ed. Hans Fischer, Duemmler/Bonn Publishers, 126-142. (Note: This is a book of readings for German high school physics teachers).

Stinner, A. (1996). Contextual Settings, History of Science, and Physics Education. A monograph, published by the University of Szombathely, Hungary, as part of my induction into "The Szombathelyi Learned Society" (Societas Scientiarium Savariensis).

Stinner, A. and Williams, Harvey (1995). Teaching Science in the Secondary School: A Modern Perspective. Published by the University of Manitoba Bookstore. Currently used in Science methods (secondary) courses at the University of Manitoba.

Stinner, A. (1996). Science Textbooks: Their Proper Role and Future Form, in Learning Science in the Schools: Research Reforming Practice. Eds. Shawn Glyn and Reinders Duit, Erlbaum.

Stinner, A. (1995). The Story of Force: From Aristotle to Einstein, and The Contexts of Inquiry in Physics Education: Supporting a Motivational Base and Providing a Theoretical Structure in The History of Science in Teaching Physics. Ed. Lászlo Kovács, Eötvos Physical Society, Hungary.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Stinner, A. (2014). "The Physics of Equestrian Show Jumping". The Physics Teacher, Vol. 52, April 2014, pp. 202-206.
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Stinner, A. (2013). "Quantifying Equestrian Show Jumping: A Large Context Problem for Physics Students". Alberta Science Education Journal, Volume 43, Number 1. pp. 44-54.
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Sinner, A., Teichmann J., McMillan, B.,Winchester, J. (2012). How can we incorporate famous surprises in the history of science into the science curriculum?. Alberta Science Education Journal, Vol. 42, No 2. pp. 54-65.
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Teichmann, J, Stinner, A. (2012) From William Hyde Wollaston to Alexander von Humboldt Star Spectra and Celestial Landscape. Annals of Science, Volume 70, Issue 1.
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Stinner, A. (2010). "The Flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery". The Physics Teacher, Vol. 48, March 2010, 162-168.
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Stinner, A. (2008). Teaching modern physics, using selected Nobel lectures. To be part of a special publication by AAPT. This publication is based on selected presentations at the AAPT conference in Edmonton, Alberta (2008).

Stinner, A. (2008). Istvan Hargittai: The Martians of Science: Five Physicists who changed the Twentieth Century, Physics in Perspective. June, 246-252.

Stinner, A. (2007). Toward a Humanistic Science Education: Using Stories, Drama, and the Theater, Canadian Theater Review, pp. 14-19. (This was an invited article for a special edition of the journal).
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Stinner, A. (2007). "From Theory to Practice: Placing contextual science in the classroom", based on the "6th International Conference for the History of Science in Science Education" in 2006 in Oldenburg, Germany. In the special edition of Science & Education.

Stinner, A. (2007). From Theory to Practice: Placing contextual science in the classroom. In, P.Heering & D. Osewold (Eds.), Constructing scientific understanding through contextual teaching (pp. 265-276). Leipzig: Frank & Timme.

Stinner, A. and Metz, D. (2006). Thought Experiments, Einstein, and Physics Education. Physics in Canada, pp. 27-37. (Nov./Dec. 2006).
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Begoray, D, and Stinner, A. (2005). Representing science through historical drama: Lord Kelvin and the Age of The Earth Debate. Science & Education.

Stinner, A. and Begoray, J. (2005). Journey to Mars: the physics of travelling to the red planet Physics Education. V 40, No 1. pp. 35-45.
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Metz, D. & Stinner, A. (2004). The Future of Physics Teaching. The Alberta Journal of Science Education. Vol. 36, No. 2. pp. 8-16.

Stinner, A. (2003). Scientific Method, Imagination, and the Teaching of Science. Physics in Canada. Vol. 59, No 6, 335-346.
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Stinner, A, McMillan, B., Metz, D., Jilek, J., Klassen, S. (2003). The Renewal of Case Studies in Science Education. Science & Education.
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Stinner, A. & Teichmann, J. (2003). Lord Kelvin and the The-Age-of-the-Earth debate: A dramatization. Science & Education.
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Stinner, A. & Metz, D. (2003). Pursuing the Ubiquitous Pendulum. The Physics Teacher, 41, January, 38-43.
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Stinner, A. & Metz, D. (2002). The Ubiquitous Pendulum: New Ways of Using the Pendulum in the Physics Class Room. Physics in Canada. July/August 2002. 197-201.
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Stinner, A. (2002). Calculations of the Age of the Earth and the Sun. Physics Education. July, 2002. 296-305.
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Metz, D. & Stinner, A. (2002). Deep Impact: The Physics of Asteroid Collisions. The Physics Teacher . Vol. 40, November 2002, 487-492.
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Stinner, A. (2001). Linking 'The Book of Nature' and 'The Book of Science': Using circular motion as an exemplar beyond the textbook. Science & Education, 10:323-344. January/February, pp. 38-50.
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Stinner, A. (2000). Lord Kelvin and the Age-of-the-Earth Debate: The Rise and Fall of Kelvin's Calculations of the Age of the Earth, Physics in Canada, Nov./ Dec., pp. 321-332.

Stinner, A. (2000). Hitchhiking On An Asteroid: A Large Context Problem. Physics in Canada, Jan/Feb., pp. 27-42.

Stinner, A. (1998). Celebrating a Centennial - Leo Szilárd (1898-1964). The Physics Teacher, 36, April, 234-235.
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Stinner, A. (1998). The Hungarian Phenomenon. The Physics Teacher, 35, December, 520-524.

Stinner, A. (1997) The Methods of Science and Science Education: A Place for Imagination? An Investigation of Scientific Method, From Aristotle to Einstein. In: The proceedings of the 4th IHPST conference, Ian Winchester, Ed. University of Calgary.

Stinner, A. (1997). From intuitive Physics to Star Trek: Large context problems for an investigation of motion on Earth and in Space. Physics in Canada, 53 (1), pp. 23-33.

Stinner, A. (1994). Providing a Contextual Base and a Theoretical Structure to Guide the Teaching of Physics. Physics Education, 29, 375-381.
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Stinner, A., (1994). The Story of Force: From Aristotle to Einstein. Physics Education (2), 77-86.
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Stinner, A. (1995). Contextual Settings, Science Stories, and Large Context Problems: Toward a More Humanistic Science Education. Science Education, 79 (5), 555-581.

Stinner, A. 1991. A Science Educator's view of Snow's "Two Cultures": A Reply to R.E.Byers. Interchange, 22 (3), 71-76.

Stinner, A. (1990). Philosophy, Thought Experiments, and Large Context Problems in the Secondary Physics Course. International Journal of Science Education, 12 (3), 244-157.

Stinner, A. (1989). The Teaching of Physics and the Contexts Inquiry: From Aristotle to Einstein. Science Education, 73 (5), 591-605.

Stinner, A. (1989). Physics and the Dambusters. Physics Education, 64 (8), 260-271.
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Stinner, A. (1989). Science, Humanities and Society: The Snow-Leavis Controversy. Interchange, 20 (2), 16-23.

Stinner, A. and Winchester I. (1981). The Physics of Star Trek. New Scientist, 92 (1285/1286), 884-888.

Stinner, A. (1980). Physics and the Bionic Man. New Scientist, 88 (1232/1233), 806-809.

Stinner, A. (1980). Physics and the Bionic Man. The Physics Teacher, 18 (5), 352-362.

Stinner, A. (1978). A Solar House for Northern Latitudes. The Physics Teacher, 16 (1), 25-30.

Selected Conference Proceedings

Stinner, A., Teichmann J., McMillan B., Winchester, I. (2012) "How can we incorporate famous surprises in the history of science into the science curriculum?" Proceedings of the 11th IHPST conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Stinner, A. (1997) The Methods of Science and Science Education:A Place for Imagination? An Investigation of Scientific Method, From Aristotle to Einstein. Proceedings, The 5th IHPST conference, Calgary.

Local Publications

Stinner, A. (1999). A Summary of "From Intuitive Physics to Star Trek". The Crucible, Journal of the Science Teachers' Association of Ontario.

Stinner, A. (1998). "From Intuitive Physics to Star Trek", The Manitoba Science Teacher

Stinner, A. (1995). Contextual Settings, Science Stories, and Large Context Problems: Toward a More Humanistic Science Education. Manitoba Science Teacher, 38 (4).

Stinner, A. & Williams, H. (1994). Notes for a Science Curriculum Reform. The Manitoba Science Teacher, 35(1), 8-12.

Stinner, A.(1994). The Story of Force: From Aristotle to Einstein. The Manitoba Science Teacher.

Stinner, A. (1993). The Large Context Problem in Physics Teaching. The Manitoba Science Teacher, 34 (2), 18-27.

Stinner, A. (1992). Contextual teaching in Physics: from Science Stories to Large Context Problems. Alberta Science Education Journal, 26 (1), 20-30.

Stinner, A. (1992). Science Textbooks and Science Teaching: From Logic to Evidence. The Manitoba Science Teacher, 33 (3).

Stinner, A. (1991). Philosophy, Thought Experiments, and Large Context Problems in the Secondary Physics Course. The Manitoba Science Teacher, 31 (4).

Stinner, A. (1987). Scientific Literacy and the Nature of Science, Part III. The Crucible,18 ( 2) 11-30.

Stinner, A. (1987). Scientific Literacy and the Nature of Science, Part II. The Crucible, 18 (1)23-30.

Stinner, A. (1986). Scientific Literacy and the Nature of Science, Part I. The Crucible, 17 (6), 22-5.

Stinner, A. (1978). Physics and the Six Million Dollar Man. The Crucible, 10 (2)

Stinner, A. (1976). Teaching Physics in a Solar House, The Crucible, 8 (1)

Stinner, A. (1975). A Prospectus for Teaching Physics: An Alternate Approach, The Crucible, 7 (1) 11-17.

Stinner, A. (1973). Voyage to Darkness (The West African Eclipse) II, The Crucible, 5 (2), 21-6.

Stinner, A. (1973). Voyage to Darkness (The West African Eclipse)I, The Crucible, 5 (1) 7-15.

Stinner, A. (1973). An Enrichment Program for Grade 13 Physics, The Crucible, 4(6), 22-30.

Book Reviews For Journals

Stinner, A. (2012): A book review. Graham Farmello: The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac. Sci & Ed Do1 10 1007/s11191-012-9486-0.
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Stinner, A. (2008). Book Review: The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century by István Hargittai. Physics in Perspective, Vol. 10, 246-252.
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Stinner, A. (2001). The Ubiquitous Pendulum. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education, Vol. 1, No 3, 473-478.

Stinner, A. (1999). Book Review: Isaac Newton: Adventurer in Thought, by A.Rupert Hall. Science Education. Vol.84, 2, 280-286.

Stinner, A. (1994). Book review of Science Teaching: The Role of the History and the Philosophy of Science by Michael Matthews. Presented at plenary discussion of the European Physical Society conference, Szombathely, Hungary, August, 1994.