CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE APPLICATION OF PHYSICS IN THE DAILY LIFE OF INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS IN PAKISTAN

M. A. ANSARI, A. ABRO, G. R. SOOMRO

Abstract


Physics, being the basis of everything in the universe, is highly valued in Pakistan. It is compulsory for further education in medical, engineering and other scientific subjects. It has absolutely wide application in the daily life. In order to find the application of physics in the daily life of students, a survey was made on a sample of three hundred students and thirty teachers that were selected through random stratified sampling from access population. The data were collected through questionnaire and a test representing the application of physics. It was found that there was no significant application of physics in the daily life of students. The students’ performance in the test was extremely poor. The teachers and students were unaware of the objectives, standards and benchmarks of physics as were set by the curriculum developers. The syllabus was satisfactory but due to being in English, it was very difficult for teachers and students to understand the concepts of physics properly and apply those concepts in the daily life. The creativity, scientific and logical thinking was missing over there. There was misunderstanding between teachers and students regarding the competency of physics teachers and attitude of students towards physics. There was no use of latest teaching methods and A.V. aids in the classroom teaching learning. The focus was given on theoretical teaching learning of physics, while the practical aspects of physics were ignored. The teachers and students tried to promote cramming, rote learning and memorization of physics concepts, rather than rational and logical understanding and application of physics concepts.

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