publication . Other literature type . Article . 2014

Synthesis of discipline-based education research in physics

Jennifer L. Docktor; Jose P. Mestre;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2014
  • Publisher: American Physical Society (APS)
Abstract
This paper presents a comprehensive synthesis of physics education research at the undergraduate level. It is based on work originally commissioned by the National Academies. Six topical areas are covered: (1) conceptual understanding, (2) problem solving, (3) curriculum and instruction, (4) assessment, (5) cognitive psychology, and (6) attitudes and beliefs about teaching and learning. Each topical section includes sample research questions, theoretical frameworks, common research methodologies, a summary of key findings, strengths and limitations of the research, and areas for future study. Supplemental material proposes promising future directions in physics ...
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free text keywords: General Physics and Astronomy, Education, Educational research, Science education, Psychology, Concept learning, Pedagogy, Science instruction, Mathematics education, lcsh:Special aspects of education, lcsh:LC8-6691
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