Connecting Research in Physics Education
with Teacher Education
Andrée Tiberghien, E. Leonard Jossem, Jorge Barojas
General Editors

An I.C.P.E. Book © International Commission on Physics Education 1997,1998
All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions
I.S.B.N. 0-9507510-3-0 (English Edition)
Published by The International Commission on Physics Education
 

Table of Contents
 

PREFACE
Paul J. Black
 

A. INTRODUCTION

Making the results of research in physics education available to teacher educators
Andrée Tiberghien, E. Leonard Jossem, and Jorge Barojas (General Editors)
 

B. PERSPECTIVES ON PHYSICS AND PHYSICS TEACHING
E. L. Jossem (Section Editor)

B1. The nature of physics
Anthony P. French
 

B2. The physicist's toolkit
Martin H. Krieger
 

B3. History and Physics
Roger H. Stuewer
 
 

C. STUDENTS' KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING
Laurence Viennot (Section Editor)

Introduction:
Laurance Viennot
 

C1. Students' conceptions and problem solving in mechanics
Lillian C. McDermott
 

Comments on C1
Laurance Viennot
 

C2. Learning and understanding key concepts of electricity
Reinders Duit and Christoph von Rhöneck
 

Comments on C2
Lillian C. McDermott
 

C3. Experimental facts and ways of reasoning in thermodynamics: learners' common approach
Laurence Viennot

 Comments on C3
Robin Millar

C4. Students' understanding of the procedures of scientific enquiry
Robin Millar

 
C5. Teaching for conceptual change : a review of strategies
Phil Scott, H.M. Asoko, and Rosalind Driver
 
 

D. TEACHERS ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES
Anna-Maria Pessoa de Carvahlo and Richard White (Section Editors)

Introduction:
Anna-Maria Pessoa de Carvahlo and Richard White
 

D1. Teacher's attitudes about physics classroom practice
Richard White and Richard Gunstone
 

D2. Physics teacher's attitudes: how do they affect the reality of the classroom and models for change ?
Susana de Souza Barros and Marcos F. Elia
 

D3. About the epistemological posture of science teachers
Jacques Desautels and Marie Larochelle
 

D4. Analysis of training programs for physics teachers
Anna Maria Pessoa de Carvalho and Daniel Gil Perez
 

Comments on D2, D3, D4
Richard White
 
 

E. PLANNING AND ANALYSIS OF TEACHING SITUATIONS
Piet Lijnse (Section Editor)

E1. Curriculum Development In Physics Education
Piet L.Lijnse
 

Comments on E1
Paul J. Black
 

E2. Evaluation and assessment
Paul J. Black
 

Comments on E2
Piet L.Lijnse
 

E3. Designing learning sequences about pre-quantitative particle models
Martine Méheut
 

Comments on E3
Dimitris Psillos
 

E4. Teaching Introductory Electricity
Dimitris Psillos
 

Comments on E4
Martine Méheut
 

Biographical Sketches
 
© International Commission on Physics Education 1997, 1998
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I.S.B.N. 0-9507510-3-0 (English edition)
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