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  Session: PER: Diverse Investigations
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Models of Physics Learning Related to Scientific Investigation
  Meeting: 2018 Winter Meeting: San Diego, CA
  Location: N/A
  Time: 9:00AM
  Author: Oleg Yavoruk,, Yugra State University,
+79028148376, yavoruk@gmail.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The process of physics learning can be related to some impressive epistemological models: 1. “Bucket theory” (We fill our mind which is originally empty through our senses). 2. “Knowledge floodlight” (Firstly we decide where to direct the "floodlight of knowledge", then we conduct our research; and we see only what our floodlight can illuminate). 3. “Interaction” (Teacher vs. students activity). 4. “Rationalism” («I am not prepared to accept anything that cannot be defended by means of argument or experience»). 5. “Criticism” (I may be wrong and you may be wrong, but through joint efforts we may get nearer to the truth). 6. “Anamnesis” (Plato's theory, explaining that knowledge is innate). 7. “Cognition cycle” (Physics learning is always carried out in a circle). 8. “Anything goes” (There are no universal learning rules). Sometimes physics teachers use these models unconsciously and in a peculiar interpretation.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: GI04-Yavoruk-AAPT-WM2018.pdf

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