Simkins, Scott P. and Maier, Mark H. (2008): Learning from physics education research: Lessons for economics education.
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We believe that economists have much to learn from educational research practices and related pedagogical innovations in other disciplines, in particular physics education. In this paper we identify three key features of physics education research that distinguish it from economics education research - (1) the intentional grounding of physics education research in learning science principles, (2) a shared conceptual research framework focused on how students learn physics concepts, and (3) a cumulative process of knowledge-building in the discipline - and describe their influence on new teaching pedagogies, instructional activities, and curricular design in physics education. In addition, we highlight four specific examples of successful pedagogical innovations drawn from physics education - context-rich problems, concept tests, just-in-time teaching, and interactive lecture demonstrations - and illustrate how these practices can be adapted for economic education.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Learning from physics education research: Lessons for economics education|
|Keywords:||economic education; physics education research (PER); research-based teaching; preconceptions; metacognition; transfer; context-rich problems; peer instruction; just-in-time teaching; interactive lecture demonstration|
|Subjects:||A - General Economics and Teaching > A2 - Economics Education and Teaching of Economics|
|Depositing User:||Scott Simkins|
|Date Deposited:||19. Jul 2008 08:27|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 08:56|
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