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Individual differences in solving physics problems part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This chapter examines the nature of skill and expertise through the detailed analysis of a study that captures the processes an expert subject and a novice subject use to solve simple kinematics ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized
Subject: Education, Physics

Naive Theories of Motion part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This chapter discusses knowledge of motion gained by experience, or naive theories of motion, and how experiential knowledge interacts with knowledge gained in the classroom. It describes research ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics, Education

Research on conceptual understanding in mechanics part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper discusses research on the learning and teaching of some basic physics mechanics concepts. Several specific examples from representative investigations are presented in order to illustrate ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, Instructional Design, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics, Education

The Implications of Cognitive Studies for Teaching Physics part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article reviews lessons learned from cognitive studies. It suggests that results of cognitive studies provide a framework that is transferable to talking about and understanding how physics ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Education, Physics: Practices

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 ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Constructivism, Scaffolding, Use of Technology, Cognitive Domain:Cognitive Development, Affective Domain:Gender Differences , Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models, Cognitive Domain:Metacognition
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 ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design, Cognitive Domain:Metacognition
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 ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Verbal, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Cognitive Domain:Metacognition, Knowledge Transfer
Subject: Education, Physics: Foundations:Cognition, Physics:Education Practices, Classical Mechanics

Formalizing semantic spaces for information access part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article follows the adoption of information visualization tools by researchers in geography, computer science, and information science to explore very large data archives. Database content can ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized
Subject: Geography, Physics:Other Sciences:Computer Science, Library Science

Self explanations: How students study and use examples in learning to solve problems part of SERC Print Resource Collection

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models, Cognitive Domain:Knowledge Transfer
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics, Education

Light part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study assesses the meaning of light for 10-15 year old children. Data were gathered through interviews and questionnaires. Results indicate two different conceptions of light: light equated with ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Cognitive Development
Subject: Physics:Optics, Education

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