Critical reading of “Making sense of confusion” by Eric Mazur et al.
, Boston University
Education Practice and Innovation,
Volume 2, Number 4, pp.1-5, 2015
The scientific method developed to study physical phenomena presents a proven instrument for conducting research in any other field of science. Yet, vast amount of literature on physics education research does not represent examples of application of that scientific method, even if the researchers are physicists. In this paper the author offers a critical reading of one of recent papers published by Physical Review Letters. The goal of this work is to stimulate a conversation on how the scientific method developed to study physical phenomena can be applied to study phenomena in realm of education.
Cite this Article
Valentin Voroshilov*, Critical reading of “Making sense of confusion” by Eric Mazur et al., Education Practice and Innovation,
Volume 2, Number 4, pp.1-5, 2015.
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