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Teaching Physics: Figuring Out What Works part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The authors assert that physics education research, a growing subfield of physics, helps educators understand what students learn in physics courses and how to make sense of what physics students do ...
Subject: Physics:Education Practices:Pedagogy, Education:Assessment, Physics:Education Practices:Curriculum Development, Instructional Material Design, Physics:Education Foundations:Assessment of Students, Achievement
ThinkerTools: Causal Models, Conceptual Change, and Science Education part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article describes an approach that enables sixth graders (i.e., 11- and 12-year-olds) to develop a conceptual model that embodies the principles underlying Newtonian mechanics, and to apply ...
Subject: Physics:Education Foundations:Student Populations, Physics:Education Practices:Technology, Education, Physics: Foundations:Learning Theory, Physics:Education Practices:Instructional Material Design, Physics:Education Foundations:Achievement, Physics:Classical Mechanics, Education Foundations:Cognition
Teaching for conceptual change: Using status as a metacognitive tool part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Research into students' conception often presents those conceptions as problematic for the teacher, something to be exposed and then overcome through instruction. This article argues for a different ...
Subject: Education, Physics: Practices:Pedagogy, Physics:Education Foundations:Cognition
Toward Computer-Based Support of Meta-Cognitive Skills: A Computational Framework to Coach Self-Explanation part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: We present a computational framework designed to improve learning from examples by supporting self-explanation -- the process of clarifying and making more complete to oneself the solution ...
Subject: Education, Physics: Foundations:Cognition, Physics:Education Practices, Classical Mechanics
Helping students understand challenging topics in science through ontology training part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Article abstract: Chi (2005) proposed that students experience difficulty in learning about physics concepts such as light, heat, or electric current because they attribute to these concepts an ...
Subject: Physics:Education Foundations:Cognition, Physics:Electricity & Magnetism, Education Practices:Technology, Instructional Material Design