Friday, November 07, 2008

Mentioned on listserv.

A recent post on several listservs[1] mentioned 32 education blogs. Listed was this blog, which hasn't been updated in a while. In the past year I've begun a position as an assistant professor in physics & science education at CSU, Chico. Over the next weeks I hope to update with topics related to recent readings and current research interests.

Current research interests:
- designing open-ended curriculum
- understanding the genesis and development of scientific representations
- analogies as representations (generated analogies as models)
- scientific argument

Underlying all of these topics is the distinction between logic and understanding-- both the cognitive/brain side of things (why it is that proofs are not convincing? what kinds of narratives are convincing?) and the socially-mediated side of things (what counts as a proof? to what communities? how does that reflect what it means to 'understand' in science?).

Particulary intriguing (& related to the research interests) right now is Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment, Giere's work on representation, and studies from conversation analysis & discourse analysis on how to extract meaning from utterances.

[1] Hake, R.R. 2008. "Thirty-two Education Blogs," AERA-L post of 7 Nov 2008 16:38:18-080; online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives; abstract only to AERA-A, AERA-B, AERA-C, AERA-D, AERA-GS, AERA-H, AERA-J, AERA-K, AERA-L, AP-Physics, ASSESS, Biopi-L, Chemed-L, DrEd, EdResMeth, EvalTalk, IFETS, Math-Learn, Math-Teach, Net-Gold, Physhare, Phys-L, PhysLrnR, POD, PsychTeacher (rejected), RUME, STLHE-L, TeachEdPsych, TIPS, & WBTOLL-L.

1 comment:

Richard Hake said...

Thanks for referencing my AERA-L post "Mentioned in listserv".

I note that the URL for that post was wiped out.

The reason is probably that you surrounded the URL by angle brackets which prompted the HTML editor (or some other gremlin) to ignore it. [Normally the angle brackets will often preserve hot-linking across line breaks, so it a good idea to put them in.]

Here's the URL without the angle brackets

Richard Hake