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American Journal of Physics
written by David Hestenes
An analysis of the conceptual structure of physics identifies essential factual and procedural knowledge which is not explicitly formulated and taught in physics courses. It leads to the conclusion that mathematical modeling of the physical world should be the central theme of physics instruction. There are reasons to believe that traditional methods for teaching physics are inefficient and substantial improvements in instruction can be achieved by a vigorous program of pedagogical research and development.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 55, Issue 5, Pages 440-454
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Modeling
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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© 1987 American Journal of Physics
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2945908
DOI:
10.1119/1.15129
Keywords:
education-, mathematical-modeling, modelling-theory, pedagogical-research, physics-, physics-instruction
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Metadata instance created July 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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May 14, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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May 1, 1987
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D. Hestenes, Am. J. Phys. 55 (5), 440 (1987), WWW Document, (http://modeling.asu.edu/R&E/ModelingThryPhysics.pdf).
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D. Hestenes, Toward a modeling theory of physics instruction Am. J. Phys. 55 (5), 440 (1987), <http://modeling.asu.edu/R&E/ModelingThryPhysics.pdf>.
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Hestenes, D. (1987, May 1). Toward a modeling theory of physics instruction. Am. J. Phys., 55(5), 440-454. Retrieved July 31, 2014, from http://modeling.asu.edu/R&E/ModelingThryPhysics.pdf
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Hestenes, David. "Toward a modeling theory of physics instruction." Am. J. Phys. 55, no. 5, (May 1, 1987): 440-454, http://modeling.asu.edu/R&E/ModelingThryPhysics.pdf (accessed 31 July 2014).
MLA Format
Hestenes, David. "Toward a modeling theory of physics instruction." Am. J. Phys. 55.5 (1987): 440-454. 31 July 2014 <http://modeling.asu.edu/R&E/ModelingThryPhysics.pdf>.
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