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Abstract Title: Supporting Scientific Reasoning: From Teachers to Materials to Students
Abstract: Developing scientific reasoning is critical in Physics learning.  In this roundtable, presenters and participants will explore the issues surrounding student development of scientific reasoning, how to best support it, and the research that has been done around this topic.
Abstract Type: Round Table Session

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Bruce R. Patton
The Ohio State University
Department of Physics
191 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-292-8210
Fax: 614-292-7557

Round Table Session

Presentation 1 Title: The role of scientific reasoning ability in student learning
Presentation 1 Authors: Bruce R. Patton, Department of Physics, The Ohio State University
Jennifer L. Esswein, Department of Physics, The Ohio State University
Jerome Mescher, Hilliard City Schools
Presentation 2 Title: What does it take to change reasoning ability?
Presentation 2 Authors: Brian A. Pyper
Presentation 3 Title: Reasoning with Physical Models
Presentation 3 Authors: Ruth Chabay, North Carolina State University
Jonathan D.H. Gaffney, University of Kentucky
Shawn Weatherford, Saint Leo University