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written by Edward F. Redish
The theme of the World Conference on Physics Education (WCPE) 2012 is "Context, Culture, and Representations." In this talk I present a brief outline of a theoretical framework that allows discussion of these three topical issues using a model based in psychology and sociology: the resources framework. The framework brings together a model of individual behavior based on brain function with a model of how the behavior of an individual is controlled by the individual's perception of the social context they find themselves in. This control process is the process I refer to as "framing". In the paper I give three experiments that the reader can carry out for themselves that illustrate the basic principles of the framework. I then discuss a number of specific examples showing how framing can have powerful effects leading to context dependence and cultural responses at a variety of levels and grain sizes. One such is the impact of differences between the epistemological stances of physics and biology on the creation of a reformed physics class for biology students.

This was the keynote address at the 2012 WCPE Conference in Istanbul. The link takes users to a free-access version of the talk.
World Conference on Physics Education 2012
Istanbul, Turkey: July 1-6 , 2012
Pages 22
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DOI:
10.48550/arXiv.1207.4840
NSF Number:
DUE-1122818
Keywords:
NEXUS Physics, culturally relevant education, knowledge construction, physics identity, physics language, physics linguistics, sense making
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Metadata instance created May 18, 2023 by Sam McKagan
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E. Redish, , presented at the World Conference on Physics Education 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012, WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.1207.4840).
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E. Redish, The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences, presented at the World Conference on Physics Education 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012, <https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.1207.4840>.
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Redish, E. (2012, July 1-6 ). The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences. Paper presented at World Conference on Physics Education 2012, Istanbul, Turkey. Retrieved May 26, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.1207.4840
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Redish, Edward F.. "The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences." Paper presented at the World Conference on Physics Education 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, July 1-6 , 2012. https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.1207.4840 (accessed 26 May 2024).
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Redish, Edward F.. "The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences." World Conference on Physics Education 2012. Istanbul, Turkey: 2012. 22 26 May 2024 <https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.1207.4840>.
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