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PERC 2012 Conference Schedule

Cultural perspectives on learners’ performance & identity in physics

The Physics Education Research Conference will be held August 1-2, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA.

Maps of the venue locations are available online or on the last three pages of the full conference program (1177kb .pdf) or the brief conference program (933kb .pdf).

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
3:30pm - 6:00pm
AAPT/PERC Bridging Session  -  Inn at Penn, Woodlands Ballroom

Reed Stevens Plenary cancelled.
Indigo Esmonde Plenary moved to August 2.

Discussion on: How does "sense of self" relate to teaching and learning?

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Poster Set-up
6:30pm - 8:00pm
PERC Banquet  -  Sheraton, Ben Franklin Ballroom
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Contributed Poster Session  -  University of Pennsylvania, Houston Hall, Hall of Flags

Odd-numbered posters were discussed from 8:30pm – 9:30pm and even-numbered posters were discussed from 9:30pm – 10:30pm

Poster abstracts are available online.

Thursday, August 2, 2012
7:30am - 8:15am
Breakfast  -  Sheraton, Ben Franklin Ballroom
8:15am - 11:00am
Morning Plenary Session  -  Sheraton, Ben Franklin Ballroom

When Everyday and Scientific Concepts Grow Into One Another: Syncretic and Connected Learning
Speaker: Kris Gutiérrez, 8:15-8:45am 

Cultural variations in epistemological orientations: Impacts on knowledge, meanings, and reasoning about the natural world
Speaker: Megan Bang, 8:45-9:15am

Practice-Linked Identities, Social identities, and Mathematics Learning
Speaker: Indigo Esmonde, 9:15-9:45pm

Discussant: N. Finkelstein
Moderator: H. Close

Following the presentations from the plenary speakers we will have a 15 minute coffee break for audience discussion and generation of questions. Then the discussant will spend about 15 minutes presenting on connections between the plenary speakers' ideas and work being done within the PER community. Then the moderator will lead a 45 minute panel discussion with the two plenary speakers and the discussant.

11:00am - 11:15am
11:15am - 12:45pm
Morning Parallel Sessions

Poster Symposium  -  Ben Franklin Ballroom V
Innovations and Issues with Conceptual Assessments

Organizers: R. S. Lindell and L. Ding
Presenters: L. Ding, P. K. Imbrie, R. S. Lindell, T. Reed-Rhoads

Poster Symposium  -  University II
Adopting Theories and Methods from Outside PER

Organizers: N. S. Podolefsky and K. K. Perkins
Presenters: E. Brewe*, H. G. Close, N. Hallinen*, S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, N. S. Podolefsky*, E. Price*, R. Scherr*

Poster Symposium  -  Fairmount I
Shaping Identity through Membership in Communities

Organizer: V. Sawtelle
Presenters: E. Brewe, J. Bruun*, R. M. Goertzen, L. Kramer, S. L. Li*, M. E. Loverude, I. Rodriguez*, M. Ryu*

Poster Symposium  -  Fairmount II
Cultural Influences on Physics Teaching: Identifying Factors, Implementing Change

Organizer: N. Samuels
Presenters: S. Belleau*, E. Brewe, J. Corbo*, D. Dounas-Frazer, L. Kramer, M. Sabella*, N. Samuels*, A. G. Van Duzor, A. Zaniewski

Roundtable Discussion  -  Penn II
Next Generation Science Standards and the Physics Education Research Community

Organizer: S. Bonham

Talk Symposium  -  University I
Reading of scientific texts as means of exposing students to authentic disciplinary practices

Organizers: S. Kapon and E. Yerushalmi
Presenters: L. J. Atkins*, R. Chabay, S. Kapon*, E. Langbeheim*, S. Safran, I. Y. Salter, S. Weatherford*, E. Yerushalmi

Workshop  -  Chestnut
Video Analysis Workshop: Reconciling cognitivist and interaction analysis methodologies

Organizer: A. Gupta
Co-organizers: A. Elby, D. Hammer, R. Stevens

Workshop  -  Penn I
Supporting and Sustaining the Holistic Development of Students into Practicing Physicists

Organizer: C. A. Manogue, E. Gire, M. B. Kustusch

12:45pm - 2:00pm
Lunch  -  Sheraton, Ben Franklin Ballroom
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Poster Symposium  -  Fairmount I
Social Hierarchies and Accessibility in Physics

Organizer: G. Potvin
Presenters: S. Allie, C. Beattie, C. A. P. Cass, D. Demaree*, Z. Hazari*, S. Li, R. M. Lock, F. Lung*, G. Potvin, P. M. Sadler, G. Sonnert

Poster Symposium  -  University II
Research on the learning and teaching of Thermodynamics: Insight from many perspectives

Organizer: W. Christensen
Presenters: A. Daane*, T. Dray, M. B. Kustusch*, M. Loverude*, C. Manogue, D. B. Mountcastle, D. Roundy, R. E. Scherr, T. I. Smith*, J. R. Thompson, S. Vokos

Poster Symposium  -  Fairmount II
LA Model Variation and Emulation: Toward a National Research Agenda?

Organizers: V. Otero and K. E. Gray
Presenters: E. Brewe, D. T. Brookes, J. S. Carver, E. Close*, H. Close, G. L. Cochran*, D. Donnelly, K. E. Gray*, I. Her Many Horses*, L. H. Kramer, P. M. Miller*, A. N. Murphy, G. Ortiz*, V. Otero, B. Ratcliff, A. Shinde

Roundtable Discussion  -  Penn II
Logistics of (Inter)National Database of Assessment Results

Organizers: DJ Wagner and S. McKagan

Talk Symposium  -  University I
Finding a Home for All of Myself: Intersectionality in Identity Formation for Women of Color in Physics

Organizers: A. K. Hodari
Presenters: Jaweer Brown, Heidi Carlone, Azita Cuevas, L. Espinosa, A. K. Hodari, Angela Johnson*, Rachel Kachchaf*, Lily Ko*, Maria (Mia) Ong, K. Rosa*

Workshop  -  Chestnut
Identifying identity: Using video analysis to track the dynamics of students' identities in the learning of physics

Organizers: L. Conlin and L. Jaber

Workshop  -  Penn I
Beyond the physics classroom: Exploring disciplinary factors that influence students reasoning about approximation, through video data

Organizers: D. Champney and E. Kuo

Download the full conference program (1177kb .pdf) or the brief conference program (933kb .pdf).