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Readings and Scholarly Work

  • Arnold Arons’ Teaching Introductory Physics book includes foundational information on student difficulties in introductory physics and treatments on the difficulties including homework and test questions. Wiley, ISBN: 0-471-13707-3, (1997)
  • I.A. Halloun and D. Hestenes, “Common sense concepts about motion,” American Journal of Physics 53 (11), 1056-1065 (1985)
  • D. Hammer, “More than misconceptions: Multiple perspectives on student knowledge and reasoning, and an appropriate role for education research,” American Journal of Physics 64, 1316-1325 (1996)
  • D. Hestenes, "Toward a modeling theory of physics instruction", American Journal of Physics 55, 440-454 (1987).
  • D. Hestenes, "Who needs physics education research?" American Journal of Physics 66, 465-467 (1998).
  • R.D. Knight, Five Easy Lessons: Strategies for Successful Physics Teaching Pearson-Addison Wesley (2004)
  • McDermott and Redish’s resource letter on physics education research
  • L.C. McDermott, “Millikan Lecture 1990: What we teach and what is learned – Closing the gap,” American Journal of Physics 59 (4), 301-315 (1991).
  • Redish's Who needs to learn physics in the 21st century and why?
  • E.F. Redish, “Millikan Lecture 1998: Building a science of teaching physics,” American Journal of Physics 67 (7), 562-573 (1999).
  • E.F. Redish and R.N. Steinberg, “Teaching physics: Figuring out what works,” Physics Today 52 (1), 24-30 (1999).
  • E.F. Redish, Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite, Wiley (2003)
  • A. Van Heuvelen, “Learning to think like a physicist: A review of research-based instructional strategies,” American Journal of Physics 59 (10), 891-897 (1991)