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written by Edward F. Redish
edited by Edward F. Redish and Matilde Vicentini
published by the IOS Press
Education is a goal-oriented field. But if we want to treat education scientifically so we can accumulate, evaluate, and refine what we learn, then we must develop a theoretical framework that is strongly rooted in objective observations and through which different theoretical models of student thinking can be compared. Much that is known in the behavioral sciences is robust and observationally based. In this paper, I draw from a variety of fields ranging from neuroscience to sociolinguistics to propose an over-arching theoretical framework that allows us to both make sense of what we see in the classroom and to compare a variety of specific theoretical approaches. My synthesis is organized around an analysis of the individual's cognition and how it interacts with the environment. This leads to a two level system, a knowledge-structure level where associational patterns dominate, and a control-structure level where one can describe expectations and epistemology. For each level, I sketch some plausible starting models for student thinking and learning in physics and give examples of how a theoretical orientation can affect instruction and research.
Proceedings of the International School of Physics
Part of the Research on Physics Education series
Varenna, Italy: July 15-25, 2003
Volume 156, Pages 1-64
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
- Learning Theory
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
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Behavioral Sciences, Cognitive Processes, Educational Research, Epistemology, Knowledge Level, Models, Neurolinguistics, Physics, Science Education, Social Sciences, Sociolinguistics, Teaching Methods, Theories, Theory Practice Relationship
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E. Redish, presented at the Proceedings of the International School of Physics , Varenna, Italy, 2003, WWW Document, (http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED493138).
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E. Redish, A theoretical framework for physics education research: Modeling student thinking presented at the Proceedings of the International School of Physics , Varenna, Italy, 2003, <http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED493138>.
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Redish, E. (2003, July 15-25). A theoretical framework for physics education research: Modeling student thinking. Paper presented at Proceedings of the International School of Physics , Varenna, Italy. Retrieved July 22, 2014, from IOS Press: http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED493138
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Redish, Edward F.. "A theoretical framework for physics education research: Modeling student thinking." Paper presented at the Proceedings of the International School of Physics , Varenna, Italy, July 15-25, 2003. http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED493138 (accessed 22 July 2014).
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Redish, Edward F.. "A theoretical framework for physics education research: Modeling student thinking." Proceedings of the International School of Physics . Eds. Redish, Edward F., and Matilde Vicentini. Varenna, Italy: IOS Press, 2003. 1-64 Vol. 156 of Research on Physics Education. 22 July 2014 <http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED493138>.
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