Detail Page

written by Edward F. Redish and Michael C. Wittmann
In physics education research (PER), we have focused our attention for many years on finding ways to improve our instruction and have achieved some notable successes. In this paper, we suggest that the time has come to embed this activity in a more complete and scientific view of PER, one that builds a coherent understanding of the system of teaching and learning in addition to improving the practice of our instruction. We outline five broad topics of interest for PER and discuss questions that need to be addressed in each topic over the next few years. The topics are: the model of the participants, the model of the contexts, the model of the content, the engineering of instruction, and the overall epistemology of PER -- How do we decide when we think we know something?
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 11-14
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education Foundations
- Research Design & Methodology
Education Practices
- Pedagogy
= Instructional Issues
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Proposal
= Report
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Researchers
- application/pdf
- non-digital
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Mirror:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2084689
Access Rights:
Available by subscription and
Available for purchase
Restriction:
© 2004 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2084689
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Gm
Keywords:
PERC 2004, education, engineering of instruction, epistemology, invited paper, model of content, model of contexts, model of participants, physics, physics education research, research and development management, teaching
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created October 15, 2009 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
July 8, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
Other Collections:

ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
E. Redish and M. Wittmann, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9520&DocID=3464).
AJP/PRST-PER
E. Redish and M. Wittmann, Twenty Questions for PER: How Does It All Fit Together?, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9520&DocID=3464>.
APA Format
Redish, E., & Wittmann, M. (2004, August 4-5). Twenty Questions for PER: How Does It All Fit Together?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9520&DocID=3464
Chicago Format
Redish, Edward F., and Michael Wittmann. "Twenty Questions for PER: How Does It All Fit Together?." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9520&DocID=3464 (accessed 25 October 2014).
MLA Format
Redish, Edward F., and Michael Wittmann. "Twenty Questions for PER: How Does It All Fit Together?." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 11-14 Vol. 790 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9520&DocID=3464>.
BibTeX Export Format
@inproceedings{ Author = "Edward F. Redish and Michael Wittmann", Title = {Twenty Questions for PER: How Does It All Fit Together?}, BookTitle = {Physics Education Research Conference 2004}, Pages = {11-14}, Address = {Sacramento, California}, Series = {PER Conference Invited Paper}, Volume = {790}, Month = {August 4-5}, Year = {2004} }
Refer Export Format

%A Edward F. Redish
%A Michael Wittmann
%T Twenty Questions for PER: How Does It All Fit Together?
%S PER Conference Invited Paper
%V 790
%D August 4-5 2004
%P 11-14
%C Sacramento, California
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9520&DocID=3464
%O Physics Education Research Conference 2004
%O August 4-5
%O application/pdf

EndNote Export Format

%0 Conference Proceedings
%A Redish, Edward F.
%A Wittmann, Michael
%D August 4-5 2004
%T Twenty Questions for PER: How Does It All Fit Together?
%B Physics Education Research Conference 2004
%C Sacramento, California
%V 790
%P 11-14
%S PER Conference Invited Paper
%8 August 4-5
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9520&DocID=3464


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Twenty Questions for PER: How Does It All Fit Together?:


Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials