John W. Layman
Professor of Physics and Science Education
Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, 1970
Prof. Layman's primary activities relate to the teaching of physics; he
holds a joint appointment with the College of Education's Science Teaching
Center in their Department of Curriculum and Instruction. His present
research areas revolve around the use of the microcomputer as a laboratory
instrument. He and three colleagues have a NSF state-wide collaborative
grant to design programs for the preparation of elementary- and
middle-school teachers as specialists in science and mathematics. He is
also collaborating with colleagues within the physics community on an
American Institute of Physics (AIP)/AAPT NSF grant to prepare modules to be
used in introductory courses for elementary-school teachers and to be
offered within physics departments.
Within the Physics Department, Prof. Layman shares responsibility for preparing
graduate students for roles as teaching assistants and contributes to other
aspects of the teaching program. He is a former President of the AAPT, and
is presently serving as Secretary of the AAPT.
- J. W. Layman, and J. S. Krajcik, "The Microcomputer and Practical Work in
Science Laboratories," in Innovations in Science and Technology Education,
IV, 171, ed. David Layton, UNESCO (1992).
- J. S. Krajcik, and J. W. Layman, "Microcomputer-Based Laboratories in the
Science Classroom," in Research Matters to the Science Teacher, National
Association for Research in Science Teaching Monograph No. 5, p. 101
- J. W. Layman, "The Microcomputer in the Laboratory: Contributions to
Conceptual Development," in Proceedings of the International Symposium on
the Evaluation of Physics Education, Criteria, Methods and Implications, p.
91, Helsinki, Finland: University of Helsinki Press, 1991.
- J. W. Layman, "Laboratory Interfacing of Microcomputers," in Cooperative Networks in Physics Education, AIP Conference Proceedings 173, p. 289, ed. J. Barojas (1991).
- M. Linn, J. W. Layman, and R. Nachmias, "Cognitive Consequences of
Microcomputer-Based Laboratories: Graphing Skills Development," Journal of
Contemporary Educational Psychology, 12, 244 (1991).