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This article discusses the need for a "grand theory" of physics cognition and learning. The idea of the grand theory is that it would be a complete description of the knowledge students possess and how that changes over time, from before instruction, all the way through expertise. The first part of the paper discusses our current state of knowledge and possible strategies for making progress on the grand theory. The second part of the paper illustrates, with an example, how the program might work.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 19-22
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
- Learning Theory
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
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© 2007 2007 American Institute of Physics.
DOI:
10.1063/1.2820932
PACS:
01.40.Fk 01.40.Ha
Keywords:
Grand Theory, PERC 2007, cognitive systems, education, knowledge acquisition, learning by example, physics
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B. Sherin, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9023&DocID=1993).
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B. Sherin, Cognitive Science: The Science Of The (Nearly) Obvious, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9023&DocID=1993>.
APA Format
Sherin, B. (2007, August 1-2). Cognitive Science: The Science Of The (Nearly) Obvious. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9023&DocID=1993
Chicago Format
Sherin, Bruce. "Cognitive Science: The Science Of The (Nearly) Obvious." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9023&DocID=1993 (accessed 24 October 2014).
MLA Format
Sherin, Bruce. "Cognitive Science: The Science Of The (Nearly) Obvious." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 19-22 Vol. 951 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9023&DocID=1993>.
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