Physics Education Research and the Teaching and Learning of Physics

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Rojas, Sergio;
(2011)
  • Subject: Physics - Physics Education

A brief account of some recent controversies about the teaching and learning of physics is presented. A shorter version of this outcome was accepted by The Physics Teacher, but publication is still pending.
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