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written by Valerie K. Otero
Over the past 10 years I have been using socio-cultural theoretical perspectives to understand how people learn physics in a highly interactive, inquiry-based physics course such as Physics and Everyday Thinking. As a result of using various perspectives (e.g. Distributed Cognition and Vygotsky's Theory of Concept Formation), my understanding of how these perspectives can be useful for investigating students' learning processes has changed. In this paper, I illustrate changes in my thinking about the role of socio-cultural perspectives in understanding physics learning and describe elements of my thinking that have remained fairly stable. Finally, I will discuss pitfalls in the use of certain perspectives and discuss areas that need attention in theoretical development for PER.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 35-38
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
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- Learning Theory
- Societal Issues
= Cultural Issues
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10.1063/1.3266746
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2009, cognitive, concept formation, conceptual change, distributed cognition, learning, learning process, participation
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V. Otero, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9896&DocID=1528).
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V. Otero, Evolution of Theoretical Perspectives in My Research presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9896&DocID=1528>.
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Otero, V. (2009, July 29-30). Evolution of Theoretical Perspectives in My Research. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved August 28, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9896&DocID=1528
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Otero, Valerie. "Evolution of Theoretical Perspectives in My Research." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29-30, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9896&DocID=1528 (accessed 28 August 2014).
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Otero, Valerie. "Evolution of Theoretical Perspectives in My Research." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 35-38 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 28 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9896&DocID=1528>.
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