Physics Education Research Conference 2000: Teacher Education
University of Guelph, August 2-3, 2000

In tandem with the 2000 summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Planning Committee: Richard N. Steinberg (Chair), City College of New York
Robert Beichner, Constantinos P. Constantinou, David Hammer, Seth Rosenberg

Participants must register for the AAPT meeting. The registration cost is an additional $50.

Please scroll down to see links to complete papers. Click here to see presentation abstracts.


Wednesday, August 2

Afternoon - AAPT meeting invited session and panel discussion
PER: Teacher education

Preparing teachers as diagnosticians
David Hammer, University of Maryland

Preparing teachers to teach science by inquiry: Insights from research
Peter Shaffer, University of Washington

Reflections on long-term professional development of physics teachers in Israel
Bat-Sheva Eylon, Weizmann Institute of Science

How can the computer facilitate the development of physics knowledge among prospective elementary teachers?
Fred Goldberg, San Diego State University

7:00PM - 9:00PM - Reception/PER contributed poster session

Organizer: Seth Rosenberg, The Ohio State University
Physics education research talks from the general AAPT meeting will be displayed in poster format.

Thursday, August 3

8:00AM - 8:15AM - Welcome and overview

Richard N. Steinberg, City College of New York

8:15AM - 10:15AM - Invited session and panel discussion
Perspectives of pre-college teachers

Action research on underpinnings for physics
Jeff Hengesbach, Mountain Pointe High School, Arizona
David Hestenes, Arizona State University

Research and the high school classroom: Confessions of a PER junkie
Robert Morse, St Albans School, Washington, DC

Crossing the gap from research on preconceptions to standards-based practice
Jim Minstrell, Pam Kraus, and the Physics Teachers' Network, Seattle, WA

10:15AM - 10:30AM - Break

10:30AM - 12:30PM - Invited poster breakout sessions

Four parallel sessions:

Elementary/Middle School Education
Moderator: Jerold Touger
Room A
10:30 - 11:30 posters
11:30 - 12:30 discussion

Learning about static electricity and magnetism in a fourth grade classroom
Dave Henry, Buffalo State College

Attitudes of future teachers to teaching and learning
Kirsten Hogg, Kansas State University

Characterizing the development of scientific meanings by preservice teachers in a guided inquiry physics course
Andy Johnson, Black Hills State University

Physics by Inquiry
Lillian C. McDeromott and the Physics Education Group at the University of Washington

A perspective on teaching physics courses for future elementary-school teachers
David E. Meltzer, Iowa State University

Learning by inquiry in a physical science course for prospective elementary teachers: What do the students think?
Roger Nanes and Vincent Smith, California State University, Fullerton

Factors affecting students' small-group discussion of force and motion in a middle school physical science course
Cody Sandifer, Sad Diego State University

What is "physics" for prospective primary school teachers?
Manju D. Sharma, R. Millar and K. Wilson, The University of Sydney

High School Education
Moderator: David Maloney
Room B
10:30 - 11:30 posters
11:30 - 12:30 discussion

How should teacher training incorporate research about students prior conceptions?
Andy Elby, University of Maryland, College Park

Bridging studies of physics and education
Noah Finkelstein, University of California, San Diego

The need for improved physics education of teachers: FCI pretest scores of graduates of high school physics courses
Richard R. Hake, Indiana University

The effectiveness of guided inquiry for the teaching of heat and temperature at the high-school level
Michael Jabot, Oneida High School; Christian Kautz, Syracuse University

Modeling Instruction works for ALL high school physics teachers
Jane Jackson, Arizona State University

Assessing to Learn (A2L): Researching the role of formative assessment in high school physics
Jose Mestre, William Gerace, Robert Dufresne, and William Leonard University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Instructional Technology
Moderator: Edward F. Redish
Room C
10:30 - 11:30 posters
11:30 - 12:30 discussion

Educating pre-service physics teachers at Högskolan Dalarna in Sweden
Jonte Bernhard, Linköping University

Designing professional development for a facet-based learning environment
Pamela Kraus and Jim Minstrell, Talaria Inc.

Computer simulations in teaching motion in two dimensions: Long term action research in a high school classroom. part 2
Robert A. Morse, St. Albans School

Video classroom data: Results, methodology, and video analysis tools
Valerie K. Otero, San Diego State University

Student-oriented science: Enabling teachers
Ronald Thornton, Tufts University

Moderator: Robert Beichner
Room D
10:30 - 11:30 posters
11:30 - 12:30 discussion

Developing an energy concept inventory
Dwain Desbien, Arizona State University

Assessments as diagnostics instead of as exams
Dewey I. Dykstra, Jr., Boise State University

The "0.7 Barrier" on the FCI -- a suggestion of the underlying problem and a proposal for further research
Jerome Epstein, Polytechnic University

Assessment with the Force Concept Inventory
David Hestenes, Arizona State University

Connecting research in physics education with teacher education
E. Leonard Jossem , The Ohio State University

Is It Finally Time for a Physics Counterpart of the Benezet/Berman Math Experiment of the 1930's?
Sanjoy Mahajan, University of Cambridge and Richard R. Hake, Indiana University

Investigating the impact in the classroom of an inquiry-oriented summer course for teachers
Graham E. Oberem, Paul G. Jasien, and Betsy R. Strick, California State University, San Marcos

Rethinking assessment in light of constructivist learning approaches
J. van Aalst, Simon Fraser University

12:30PM - 1:30PM - Lunch

1:30PM - 2:00PM - Discussion / question and answer session

A view from the NSF
Duncan McBride, National Science Foundation

2:00PM - 3:00PM - Poster session summary and discussion

Elementary/middle school education
Jerold Touger, Curry College

High school education
David Maloney, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Instructional technology
Edward F. Redish, University of Maryland

Robert Beichner, North Carolina State University

3:00PM - Final comments, conference ends

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