ERIC Number: ED439011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
RL-PER1: Resource Letter on Physics Education Research.
McDermott, Lillian C.; Redish, Edward F.
The purpose of this resource letter is to provide an overview of research on the learning and teaching of physics. The references have been selected to meet the needs of two groups of physicists engaged in physics education. The first is the growing number whose field of scholarly inquiry is (or might become) physics education research. The second is the much larger community of physics instructors whose primary interest is in using the results from research as a guide for improving instruction. Following an Introduction in Section 1, the references have been organized into sections. Section 2 contains bibliographies and conference proceedings. Readers unfamiliar with the literature might find it helpful to begin with the reviews and overviews in Section 3. Section 4, the core of the Resource Letter, is devoted to empirical studies. The references in section 5 contain some theoretical perspectives. A few references from related fields are listed in Section 6. In Section 7 are examples of instructional materials that have been developed on the basis of findings from research and that also have been evaluated through documented use with students. Section 8 identifies some earlier Resource Letters that can provide useful background for readers interested in conducting research in physics education. Articles that fit into more than one category are cross-references. References within sections and subsections are mainly ordered chronologically, from earliest to latest. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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