ERIC Number: EJ512607
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Should Physicists Preach What They Practice? Constructive Modeling in Doing and Learning Physics.
Nersessian, Nancy J.
Science and Education, v4 n3 p203-26 Jul 1995
Presents a model of expert reasoning practices that focuses on constructive modeling, a tacit dimension of the thinking practices of expert physicists. Draws on historical cases and protocol accounts of expert reasoning in scientific problem solving and argues that having expertise in physics requires facility with the practice of constructive modeling. (52 references) (Author/JRH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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