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Cosmic Catastrophes part of Web Resource Collection

This homepage for a freshman astronomy class provides a detailed syllabus and clearly defined learning goals for students, not only about astronomy and the universe, but about how we make choices, as ...
Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Physics:Astronomy
Resource Type: Course Information

Teaching Physics: Figuring Out What Works part of 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
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Individual differences in solving physics problems part of 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 ...

Subject: Education, Physics
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Naive Theories of Motion part of 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 ...

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics, Education
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Research on conceptual understanding in mechanics part of 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 ...

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics, Education
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

The Implications of Cognitive Studies for Teaching Physics part of 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 ...

Subject: Education, Physics:Education Practices
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

ThinkerTools: Causal Models, Conceptual Change, and Science Education part of 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:Education Foundations:Learning Theory, Physics:Education Practices:Instructional Material Design, Physics:Education Foundations:Achievement, Physics:Classical Mechanics, Education Foundations:Cognition
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results

Teaching for conceptual change: Using status as a metacognitive tool part of 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:Education Practices:Pedagogy, Physics:Education Foundations:Cognition
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results

Toward Computer-Based Support of Meta-Cognitive Skills: A Computational Framework to Coach Self-Explanation part of 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:Education Foundations:Cognition, Physics:Education Practices, Classical Mechanics
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results

Formalizing semantic spaces for information access part of 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 ...

Subject: Geography, Physics:Other Sciences:Computer Science, Library Science
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary

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