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[Phys-l] Fwd: Workshop announcement

responses back to Dewey please

Dan MacIsaac, Associate Professor of Physics, SUNY-Buffalo State College
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From: Dewey Dykstra <>
Date: January 13, 2010 12:43:20 PM EST (CA)
Subject: Workshop announcement

Would it be possible for you to place the following announcement on PHYS-L? If not, can you give me suggestions as to how to get the announcement onto PHYS-L? Thanks.


If you live in the DC area or are planning to attend the AAPT meeting in February, consider signing up for the workshop: W01 Physics Teaching and the Development of Reasoning. This is a revival of the original "Piaget" workshop with updates and more. Each participant will receive a copy of the book, College Teaching and the Development of Reasoning and a boxed lunch as part of the workshop fee. Even though the book title mentions college teaching, because the material is essentially about teaching introductory students, the material is very appropriate for jr high and high school teaching. Participants will learn about a developmental description of the development of reasoning in students and its implications for more effective physics teaching. This approach to understanding the development of reasoning can be applied to other sciences and other academic subjects as the participants will discover in the workshop and associated materials they will receive. This workshop was one of the original influences in the development we now call PER.

It will be held on the Univ of DC campus in building 44, room 204 on Saturday, Feb 13. The hours will be 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. I know this is kind of early, but apparently because of the joint meeting, the other organization has a plenary late afternoon on the 13th and does not want any competition for people's attention. But the workshop will be worth your while.

The AAPT website will give deadlines (they are coming up) and registration webpages.

Robert Fuller, Dewey Dykstra and Scott Stevens