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Michael C. Wittmann
John R. Thompson
Co-directors, Physics Education Research Laboratory
5709 Bennett Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME  04469-5709

The University of Maine Physics Education Research Laboratory

Our mission is to understand and affect student learning of physics.

Our areas of interest include:

  • student difficulties and productive resources when learning physics
  • models of human reasoning
  • analysis of research methods
  • survey design and analysis
  • curriculum development and dissemination
  • teacher preparation and continuing education

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