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The genesis of the Karlsruhe Physics Course

Before beginning with the development of a school version there was always the work on a version for the University. In this way it was assured, that the course could serve as a solid basis for any follow-up course. The first of a newly developed teaching unit took always place at the Europa-Gymnasium at Wörth.

1988-1992: Test of the KPC at 20 selected schools in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, under the supervision of the Ministry for Culture and Sport.

1994: Thanks to a special clause of the official curriculum the KPC can be used at all High Schools in Baden-Württemberg. The course is marketed by the Landesinstitut für Erziehung und Unterricht (Federal Institute for Education and Instruction) at Stuttgart.

1998: Printing and marketing is taken over by the AULIS publishing house.

1996-2001: The KPC is evaluated in a PhD thesis at the IPN (Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education).

2004: Accreditation of the lower secondary KPC books in Baden-Württemberg; ideas of the KPC enter the new education standards; text books of other authors take over KPC ideas.