Teaching and physics education research: bridging the gap


J. M. Fraser, A. L. Timan, K. Anne Miller, J. Edward Dowd, L. Tucker, and E. Mazur. 2014. “Teaching and physics education research: bridging the gap.” Reports on Progress in Physics, 77, Pp. 032401–032417. Publisher's Version


Physics faculty, experts in evidence-based research, often rely on anecdotal experience to guide their teaching practices. Adoption of research-based instructional strategies is surprisingly low, despite the large body of physics education research (PER) and strong dissemination effort of PER researchers and innovators. Evidence-based PER has validated specific non-traditional teaching practices, but many faculty raise valuable concerns toward their applicability. We address these concerns and identify future studies required to overcome the gap between research and practice.
See also: Other education
Last updated on 07/24/2019