Cognitive science: Problem solving and learning for physics education

Brian H Ross

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Abstract

Cognitive Science has focused on general principles of problem solving and learning that might be relevant for physics education research. This paper examines three selected issues that have relevance for the difficulty of transfer in problem solving domains: specialized systems of memory and reasoning, the importance of content in thinking, and a characterization of memory retrieval in problem solving. In addition, references to these issues are provided to allow the interested researcher entries to the literatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC
Pages11-14
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 Physics Education Research Conference: Cognitive Science and Physics Education Research, PERC - Greensboro, NC, United States
Duration: Aug 1 2007Aug 2 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume951
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other2007 Physics Education Research Conference: Cognitive Science and Physics Education Research, PERC
CountryUnited States
CityGreensboro, NC
Period8/1/078/2/07

Keywords

  • Cognitive science
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Problem solving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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