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From the standpoint both of research and instruction, the variable and dynamic nature of students' thought processes poses a significant challenge to PER. It is difficult merely to assess and characterize the diverse phases of students' thinking as they gain and express understanding of a concept. (We might call this the "kinematics" of students' thought processes.) Much harder still is uncovering the various factors (instructional method, student characteristics, etc.) that influence and determine the trajectory of students' thinking. (We could call this the "dynamics" of students' thinking.) The task of deciphering the mutual interaction of these factors adds to the challenge. I will outline some of the initial work that has been done along these lines by various researchers, and I will identify some directions for future research that I think might be fruitful for workers in PER.
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 7-10
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- Cognition
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PERC 2004, dynamics of student thinking, education , invited paper, kinematics of student thought processes, physics, research and development management, teaching
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D. Meltzer, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9519&DocID=2876).
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D. Meltzer, How Do You Hit A Moving Target? Addressing The Dynamics Of Students' Thinking, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9519&DocID=2876>.
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Meltzer, D. (2004, August 4-5). How Do You Hit A Moving Target? Addressing The Dynamics Of Students' Thinking. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved December 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9519&DocID=2876
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Meltzer, David. "How Do You Hit A Moving Target? Addressing The Dynamics Of Students' Thinking." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9519&DocID=2876 (accessed 20 December 2014).
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Meltzer, David. "How Do You Hit A Moving Target? Addressing The Dynamics Of Students' Thinking." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 7-10 Vol. 790 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 20 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9519&DocID=2876>.
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