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ERIC Number: EJ820508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1554-9178
Framework for Articulating Instructional Practices and Conceptions
Dancy, Melissa; Henderson, Charles
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, v3 n1 p010103-1--010103-15 Jan-Jun 2007
We present and describe the development of a framework for assessing or categorizing instructional practices and related conceptions in the context of introductory physics instruction. The purpose of the framework is for articulating practices and conceptions of individual instructors or of curricula. It was developed based on the research literature and interviews with physics faculty and contains ideas with widespread acceptance as well as some outside mainstream rhetoric. We provide an example of how this framework can be applied by using it to categorize aspects of three well-known research-based curricula. The results of this categorization highlight areas that are common in research-based curricular designs and other areas that are less embraced but worthy of consideration. (Contains 6 tables, 1 figure and 80 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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