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Problem Solving and Conceptual Understanding 

written by William J. Gerace

A framework for thinking about knowledge and its organization is presented that can ac-count for known expert-novice differences in knowledge storage and problem solving behavior. It is argued that interpreting any relationship between the ability to answer qualitative and quantitative questions requires a model of cognition, and that PER should seek to develop assessments that monitor component aspects of developing expertise.

Published July 26, 2001
Last Modified March 7, 2009

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