In tandem with the 1999 Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers.
Planning Committee: David Hammer (Chair), Randal Harrington, Paula Heron, Apriel Hodari, Edward (Joe) Redish.
1:30-3:30 Invited session: The Underlying Assumptions of Physics Education Research
Chair: Edward (Joe) Redish, Department of Physics, University of Maryland
Jose Mestre, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Massachusetts
Designing PER studies, and measuring student outcomes: Time for a fresh, new look.
Lillian McDermott, Physics Department, University of Washington
The empirical basis for physics education research
David Hestenes, Dept of Physics, Arizona State University
Modeling theory as a guide for PER
Andrea diSessa, College of Education, University of California at Berkeley
Why the concept of "concept" just can't do it: The importance of theory
7:00 - 9:00 PM PERC Reception/Poster session, Chapman Center, Gold Room/Foyer
Everyone listed in the Announcer as giving a talk in a PER contributed session, or whose contributed talk in another session seemed to be on PER, should have received an invitation by e-mail to put up a poster (i.e. copies of talk slides). The idea is to encourage further conversation, interaction and feedback than is possible during a 15 minute contributed talk.
8:00 AM Coffee
8:30 Welcome and opening remarks, Chapman Center Auditorium
David Hammer will give an overview of the plans for the day.8:45 - 10:15 Break-out sessions I: Frameworks and Methods
Topics and chairs:
Quantitative data analysis (Bob Beichner and Joe Redish, co-chairs), Chapman Center Room 031
Qualitative data analysis (Dean Zollman and Tom Foster, co-chairs), Chapman Center Room 040
Analyzing video of student learning (Fred Goldberg and David Hammer, co-chairs), Chapman Center Auditorium
Designing conceptual assessments (Dave Maloney, Jose Mestre, and Ron Thornton, co-chairs), Chapman Center Room 110
What is a misconception? (Bruce Sherin and Michael Wittmann, co-chairs), Chapman Center Room 114
10:45-12:15 Break-out sessions II: Topics of Study
Topics and chairs:
Quantum mechanics (Stamatis Vokos and Dean Zollman, co-chairs), Chapman Center Room 040
Astronomy education (Rebecca Adrian and Beth Hufnagel, co-chairs), Chapman Center Room 110
Gender and ethnicity (Karen Cummings and Apriel Hodari, co-chairs), Chapman Center Room 109
Electrostatics (Rand Harrington and Peter Shaffer, co-chairs), Chapman Center Room 031
Elementary teacher education (David Meltzer and John Thompson, co-chairs), Chapman Center Room 114
1:30 - 3:00 Plenary panel discussion: Chapman Center Auditorium
3:00 End of conference.
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