Why Should We Care About PER? Physics Education Research: History
and Notable Results

Dr. Brian A. Pyper, Director of Physics Education
Briham Young University-Idaho
Dept of Physics

Over the last several years, PER (Physics Education Research) has developed into a robust field of study. This presentation will briefly outline the historical development of the field, and give some of the notable results from ongoing research, both in the field in general, and by the author in particular.