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2010 Winter Meeting

2010 AAPT Winter Meeting
February 13-17, 2010
Washington, DC

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Physics Teaching and the Development of Reasoning
  Date: Saturday, Feb.13
  Time: 7:30-3:30
  Price: Member: $90.00
Nonmember: $110.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Teacher Preparation
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Research in Physics Education
  Leader(s): Dewey Dykstra,
  Co-Leader(s): Robert G. Fuller, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Tom C. Campbell, Illinois Central College Scott M. Stevens, Carnegie Mellon University
  Description Students come to high school and college physics with differing abilities to make sense of the phenomena of physics. Piaget and colleagues give a powerful description for this observation in terms of stages of the development of reasoning or cognitive abilities. This workshop, updated from the original AAPT 1975 workshop, will assist participants in identifying these stages of reasoning in the behavior of students in typical physics course activities. Participants will also experience and study the instructional design strategy called the learning cycle, developed by Robert Karplus, an original author of the 1975 workshop. This workshop in the late 70’s was an important initial influence that ultimately resulted in the physics education research community. It is still valuable today to teachers and researchers. Participants will receive a copy of a new book, "College Teaching and the Development of Reasoning". Lunch is included in the price of this workshop.
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