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C. Singh and G. Zhu, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 63-66.
We are investigating cognitive issues in learning quantum mechanics in order to develop effective teaching and learning tools. The analysis of cognitive issues is particularly…
  
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M. Posner, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 39-42.
A major achievement of the first twenty years of neuroimaging is to reveal the brain networks that underlie fundamental aspects of attention, memory and expertise. We examine some…
  
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V. Otero, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 35-38.
Over the past 10 years I have been using socio-cultural theoretical perspectives to understand how people learn physics in a highly interactive, inquiry-based physics course such as…
  
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C. Manogue and E. Gire, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 19-22.
One of the primary goals, as students transition from the lower-division to upper-division courses is to facilitate the cognitive development needed for work as a physicist. The…
  
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B. Ambrose, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 3-6.
Ongoing research in physics education has demonstrated that physics majors often do not develop a working knowledge of basic concepts in mechanics, even after standard instruction in…
  
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K. Dunbar, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 15-18.
Fundamental concepts in physics such as Newtonian mechanics are surprisingly difficult to learn and discover. Over the past decade we have used an educational neuroscience approach…
  
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A. diSessa, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 11-14.
This paper sketches a careful analysis of an exceptional classroom event where students develop, without explicit instruction, a model equivalent to Newton’s thermal law as a…
  
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V. Otero; Editors: E. Redish and M. Vicentini; Publisher: IOS Press, Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" Course CLVI, 156, 447-472 (2003).
Socio-cultural theoretical perspectives have been used within the mathematics and science education research communities for over 20 years. These perspectives have helped educational…
  
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E. Redish; Editors: E. Redish and M. Vicentini; Publisher: IOS Press, Proceedings of the International School of Physics , 156, 1-64 (2003).
Education is a goal-oriented field. But if we want to treat education scientifically so we can accumulate, evaluate, and refine what we learn, then we must develop a theoretical…
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G. Posner, K. Strike, P. Hewson, and W. Gertzog, Sci. Educ., 66 (2), 211-227 (1982).
A general model of conceptual change is derived and described. Features of the model are illustrated by interviews with students studying special relativity in physics. Some…
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