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written by Charles R. Henderson and Melissa H. Dancy
To identify barriers to the dissemination of innovative instructional strategies we conducted interviews with 5 physics instructors who represent likely users of educational research. One significant barrier appears to be that faculty and educational researchers have different expectations about how they should work together to improve student learning. This discrepancy was expressed directly (and often emotionally) by all of the instructors we interviewed. Although different instructors described different aspects of this discrepancy, we believe that they are all related to a single underlying issue: educational researchers expect to disseminate curricular innovations and have faculty adopt them with minimal changes while faculty expect researchers to work with them to adapt knowledge and materials for their unique instructional situations. We will explore this claim and the evidence found in the interview transcripts. We will also discuss implications for the educational research community.
Physics Education Research Conference 2005
Part of the PER Conference series
Salt Lake City, Utah: August 10-11, 2005
Volume 818, Pages 149-152
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Pedagogy
= Instructional Issues
Education - Basic Research
- Sample Population
= Instructor: Faculty
- Teacher Characteristics
= Affect
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2005 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2177045
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01.40.gb
Keywords:
PERC 2005, dissemination of curricular innovations
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C. Henderson and M. Dancy, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8981&DocID=2858).
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C. Henderson and M. Dancy, Physics Faculty and Educational Researchers: Divergent Expectations as Barriers to the Diffusion of Innovations presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8981&DocID=2858>.
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Henderson, C., & Dancy, M. (2005, August 10-11). Physics Faculty and Educational Researchers: Divergent Expectations as Barriers to the Diffusion of Innovations. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved July 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8981&DocID=2858
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Henderson, Charles, and Melissa Dancy. "Physics Faculty and Educational Researchers: Divergent Expectations as Barriers to the Diffusion of Innovations." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 10-11, 2005. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8981&DocID=2858 (accessed 22 July 2014).
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Henderson, Charles, and Melissa Dancy. "Physics Faculty and Educational Researchers: Divergent Expectations as Barriers to the Diffusion of Innovations." Physics Education Research Conference 2005. Salt Lake City, Utah: 2005. 149-152 Vol. 818 of PER Conference. 22 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8981&DocID=2858>.
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