University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics Education Seminar

Friday, March 23rd 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Brita L. Nellermoe, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Subject: Piaget and Vygotsky as a Foundation for Physics Education

The educational psychology of Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget and Soviet psychologist Lev Vygotsky shaped the 20th Century's understanding of how children and adults learn. These learning theories are the basis for much of the late 20th and early 21st century reform of science education in the United States. This talk will discuss the similarities and differences of Piaget and Vygotsky's theories of learning and how they apply to current Physics Education curriculum.

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