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Abstract Title: Pre-Service Physics Teachers and Physics Education Research
Abstract: Training pre-service teachers requires among other things, content knowledge, pedagogical skills and pedagogical content knowledge. Teacher preparation programs have little, if any spare time to add more courses/activities to their program. However, I argue in this paper that we, as educators, must enhance the amount of physics education research in our pre-service physics teacher training programs. In this study, I analyze the results of two different types of exposure to physics education research from two different groups of pre-service physics teachers in our masters of arts and teaching program. The preliminary results from both of these groups suggest that content specific education research can enhance our pre-service teachers' abilities in their classrooms.
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Kennesaw State University
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