Thinking, Feeling, and Success in
Introductory Physics: What
Matters and What Next?
Dr. Brian A. Pyper, Director of Physics Education
Briham Young University-Idaho
Dept of Physics
Physics Education Research (PER) is making great strides in
providing a clearer understanding of how people learn Physics. Recent
is showing the importance of how people feel about their learning and
cognitive reasoning ability affects how and what they learn.
affective attitudes and reasoning ability appear to impact conceptual
understanding in Introductory Physics, with implications for best
how we teach and learn.