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Identifying and Addressing Difficulties: Reflections on the empirical and theoretical basis of an influential approach to improving physics education
written by Paula R. L. Heron
The past few decades have seen dramatic growth in Physics Education Research (PER). Along with this growth, there have been significant shifts with respect to which questions to pursue, how to pursue them, and even how to talk about findings. Throughout this evolution, the Physics Education Group at the University of Washington has conducted an influential program of research and curriculum development and maintained a focus on conceptual understanding and reasoning skills. One tradition closely associated with the group is improving student learning by identifying and addressing student difficulties. This paper attempts to set forth the empirical and theoretical basis of this tradition, to place it in the broader context of PER, and to outline an agenda for future research that represents a natural outgrowth of the empirical achievements of the past in the light of emerging theoretical developments.
Book Title: Getting Started in PER
Series Name:  Reviews in PER
Volume 2
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
- Research Design & Methodology
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
= Reflections and Visions
- Professional Development
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Article
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- Researchers
- Professional/Practitioners
- Administrators
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© 2018 Paula R. L. Heron
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AIP Format
P. Heron, in Getting Started in PER (2018), Vol. 2, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14724&DocID=4885).
AJP/PRST-PER
P. Heron, Identifying and Addressing Difficulties: Reflections on the empirical and theoretical basis of an influential approach to improving physics education, in Getting Started in PER (2018), Vol. 2, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14724&DocID=4885>.
APA Format
Heron, P. (2018). Identifying and Addressing Difficulties: Reflections on the empirical and theoretical basis of an influential approach to improving physics education. In Getting Started in PER (4, 2). Retrieved June 25, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14724&DocID=4885
Chicago Format
Heron, Paula. "Identifying and Addressing Difficulties: Reflections on the empirical and theoretical basis of an influential approach to improving physics education." In Getting Started in PER. 4 ed. 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14724&DocID=4885 (accessed 25 June 2019).
MLA Format
Heron, Paula. "Identifying and Addressing Difficulties: Reflections on the empirical and theoretical basis of an influential approach to improving physics education." Getting Started in PER. 4 ed. Vol. 2. 2018. 21 July 2018. 25 June 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14724&DocID=4885>.
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