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Physics Education Research and Development Group

Talks and Papers:

Contributed Talks

2013

Internet coaches for problem-solving in introductory physics: Usage, Usability and Design
Evan Frodermann,Qing Xu Ryan, Ken Heller, Leon Hsu, Jia-ling Lin, Bijaya Aryal
Contributed Talk, October.2013 WAPT fall Meeting (Eau Claire, WI)

Internet coaches for problem-solving in introductory physics: Usage and Usability Studies
Qing Xu Ryan, Evan Frodermann, Ken Heller, Leon Hsu, Jia-ling Lin, Bijaya Aryal
Contributed Talk, July.2013 AAPT summer Meeting (Portland, OR)
PERC Conference proceedings paper

Internet coaches for problem-solving in introductory physics: Developing a New Framework
Evan Frodermann, Kristy Crouse, Ken Heller, Leon Hsu, Jia-ling Lin, Qing Xu Ryan, Bijaya Aryal
Contributed Talk, July.2013 AAPT summer Meeting (Portland, OR)


2012

Internet coaches for problem-solving in introductory physics: Experimental Design
Leon Hsu, Qing Xu, Ken Heller
Contributed Talk, July.2012 AAPT summer Meeting (Philedelphia, PA)

Internet coaches for problem-solving in introductory physics: Data Analysis
Qing Xu, Ken Heller, Leon Hsu
Contributed Talk, Aug.2012 AAPT summer Meeting (Philedelphia, PA)


2011

Assessing the impact of computer problem solving coaches: preliminary steps
Qing Xu, Ken Heller, Leon Hsu, Andrew Mason, Anne Loyle-Langholz
Contributed Talk, Aug.2011 AAPT summer Meeting (Omaha, NE)

Developing Student Problem Solving Skills in Introductory Physics: Coaching Available 24/7 on the Internet
Qing Xu, Ken Heller, Leon Hsu, Anne Loyle-Langholz, Andrew Mason
Contributed Talk, April.2011 MAAPT spring Meeting (Winona, MN)

Computer Coaches for Problem Solving Skills in Introductory Physics: Initial Data Analysis
Andrew Mason,Ken Heller, Leon Hsu, Anne Loyle-Langholz, Qing Xu
Contributed Talk, April.2011 MAAPT spring Meeting (Winona, MN)

Mapping Student Solution Rubric Categories to Faculty Perceptions
Andrew Mason, Brita Nellermoe
Contributed Talk, Jan.2011 AAPT winter Meeting (Jacksonville, FL)


2010

Computer Coaches for Introductory Physics Problem Solving: A progress report
Qing Xu, Kenneth Heller, Leon Hsu, Andrew Mason
Contributed Talk, 2010 WAPT-MAAPT Joint Meeting (River falls, WI)

Mapping a Problem Solving Rubric to Faculty Perceptions
Andrew Mason, Brita Nellermoe
Contributed Talk, 2010 WAPT-MAAPT Joint Meeting (River falls, WI)

Computer Coaches for Introductory Physics Problem Solving: Background
Leon Hsu, Kenneth Heller, Andrew Mason, Qing Xu
Contributed Talk, 2010 AAPT Summer Meeting (Portland, OR)

Computer Coaches for Introductory Physics Problem Solving: Coaching Implementation
Qing Xu, Kenneth Heller, Leon Hsu, Andrew Mason
Contributed Talk, 2010 AAPT Summer Meeting (Portland, OR)

Computer Coaches for Introductory Physics Problem Solving: Analysis Design
Andrew Mason, Kenneth Heller, Leon Hsu, Qing Xu
Contributed Talk, 2010 AAPT Summer Meeting (Portland, OR)

Problem Solving Coaches in Physics Tutoring_Part 1: Background and Model
Andrew Mason, Kenneth Heller, Leon Hsu, Qing Xu
Contributed Talk, 2010 MAAPT Spring Meeting (Collegeville, MN)

Problem Solving Coaches in Physics Tutoring_Part 2: Design and Implementation
Qing Xu, Kenneth Heller, Leon Hsu, Andrew Mason
Contributed Talk, 2010 MAAPT Spring Meeting (Collegeville, MN)


2009

Assessment of Student Problem Solving Processes
Jennifer Docktor, Kenneth Heller
Contributed Talk, 2009 AAPT Summer Meeting (Ann Arbor, MI) (435 KB, .pdf format)
PERC Conference proceedings paper (148 KB, .pdf format)

Computer Problem-Solving Coaches
Leon Hsu, Kenneth Heller
Talk, 2009 NARST Annual International Conference (Garden Grove, CA) (157 KB, .pdf format)
Conference proceedings paper: Computer Problem-Solving Coaches (307 KB, .pdf format)

Robust Assessment Instrument for Student Problem Solving
Jennifer Docktor, Kenneth Heller
Talk, 2009 NARST Annual International Conference (Garden Grove, CA) (189 KB, .pdf format)
Conference proceedings paper: Robust Assessment Instrument for Student Problem Solving (335 KB, .pdf format)

Predicting Introductory Physics Performance
Kenneth Heller, Jennifer Docktor, Leonardo Santiago
Contributed Talk, 2009 AAPT Winter Meeting (Chicago, IL) (277 KB, .pdf format)

Developing a Useful Instrument to Assess Student Problem Solving
Jennifer Docktor, Kenneth Heller
Contributed Talk, 2009 AAPT Winter Meeting (Chicago, IL) (221 KB, .pdf format)


2008

Predicting Student Performance in University Introductory Physics: The Role of Physics Concepts and Math Skills
Kenneth Heller, Jennifer Docktor
Talk, Fall 2008 MAAPT meeting (St. Peter, MN) (850 KB, .pdf format)

Developing a Useful Instrument to Assess Student Problem Solving
Jennifer Docktor, Kenneth Heller
Talk, Fall 2008 MAAPT meeting (St. Peter, MN) (1.0 MB, .pdf format)


2007 and older

Robust Assessment Instrument for Student Problem Solving
Jennifer Docktor, Kenneth Heller
Contributed Talk, 2008 AAPT Summer Conference (Edmonton, Canada)(410 KB, .pdf format) abstract

Assessing Adaptations of Physics by Inquiry: Student beliefs
Leon Hsu, Karen Cummings, Jack Taylor
Contributed Talk, 2007 AAPT Summer Conference (Greensboro, NC) (169 KB, .pdf format)

Robust Assessment Instrument for Student Problem Solving
Jennifer L. Docktor, Kenneth Heller, Patricia Heller, Tom Thaden-Koch, Jun Li, Jay Dornfeld
Contributed Talk, 2007 AAPT Summer Conference (Greensboro, NC) (402 KB, .pdf format)

Adapting Physics by Inquiry: A Course for Non-science majors
Leon Hsu, Karen Cummings, Jack Taylor
Contributed Talk, 2006 AAPT Summer Conference (Syracuse, NY)(108 KB, .pdf format)

Adaptations of the Physics by Inquiry Curriculum
Leon Hsu, Karen Cummings, Jack Taylor
Contributed Talk, 2006 APS March Meeting (Baltimore, MD) (79 KB, .pdf format)

Luck vs. Control: A Process of Test Development for Introductory Physics
Paul Knutson, Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Vince H. Kuo, & Tom Thaden-Koch
Contributed Talk, 2004 AAPT Summer Conference (Sacramento, CA) (239 KB, .pdf format)

Procedure for Setting Goals for an Introductory Physics Class
Pat Heller, Ken Heller, & Vince H. Kuo
Contributed Talk, 2004 AAPT Winter Conference (Miami Beach, Florida) (185 KB, .pdf format)

Using Coordination Classes to Understand Students' Judgments of Motion
Thomas C. Thaden-Koch, Robert J. Dufresne, William J. Gerace, & Jose P. Mestre
Contributed Talk, 2004 AAPT Winter Conference (Miami Beach, Florida) (1.8 MB, .pdf format)

Metacognition in Physics Problem Solving - Instructors' Views
Vince H. Kuo, Charles Henderson, Ken Heller, Pat Heller, & Edit Yerushalmi
Contributed Talk, 2004 AAPT Winter Conference (Miami Beach, Florida) (451 KB, .pdf format)

Designing Interactive Problem-Solving Tutorials
Leon Hsu, Ken Heller, & Aaron Hasnudeen
Contributed Talk, 2003 AAPT Summer Conference (Madison, Wisconsin) (628 KB, .pdf format)

Locus of Control - Chance or Self Attribute?
Vince H. Kuo, Pat Heller, & Ken Heller
Contributed Talk, 2003 AAPT Summer Conference (Madison, Wisconsin) (764 KB, .pdf format)
What Does it Mean to Solve a Physics Problem? - Instructors' Beliefs
Charles Henderson, Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Vince H. Kuo, & Idit Yerushalmi
Contributed Talk, 2003 AAPT Winter Conference (Austin, Texas) (511 KB, .pdf format)

Solving a Physics Problem - An Expansion of Instructors' Beliefs
Vince H. Kuo, Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Charles Henderson, & Idit Yerushalmi
Contributed Talk, 2003 AAPT Winter Conference (Austin, Texas) (642 KB, .pdf format)

Physics Lab Reports and Student Learning in Introductory Physics Classes- Any Relationships?
Paul Knutson, Ken Heller, Pat Heller, & Vince H. Kuo
Contributed Talk, 2003 AAPT Winter Conference (Austin, Texas) (393 KB, .pdf format)

How Students Learn Problem Solving - A Model of Instructors' Beliefs
Charles Henderson, Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Vince H. Kuo,  & Idit Yerushalmi
Contributed Talk, 2002 AAPT Summer Conference (Boise, Idaho) (487 KB, .pdf format) - PERC Proceedings

Helping Students Learn Problem Solving - Forming an Initial Model of Instructors' Beliefs
Vince H. Kuo, Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Charles Henderson, & Idit Yerushalmi
Contributed Talk, 2002 AAPT Summer Conference (Boise, Idaho) (636 KB, .pdf format) - PERC Proceedings

Interactive Problem-Solving Tutorials
Leon Hsu
Contributed Talk, 2002 AAPT Summer Conference (Boise, Idaho) (83 KB, .pdf format)

Physics Lab Reports and Final Exams - Any Relationships?
Paul Knutson, Pat Heller, and Vince H. Kuo
Contributed Talk, 2002 AAPT Summer Conference (Boise, Idaho) (417 KB, .pdf format)

Instructors’ beliefs about teaching using Example Problem Solutions
Charles Henderson, Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Vince H. Kuo, & Idit Yerushalmi
Contributed Talk, 2002 AAPT Winter Conference (Philadelphia, PA) (416 KB, .pdf format)

What do students learn from Example Problem Solutions? Instructors' beliefs
Vince H. Kuo, Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Charles Henderson, & Idit Yerushalmi
Contributed Talk, 2002 AAPT Winter Conference (Philadelphia, PA) (236 KB, .pdf format)

Instructors’ Ideas about Problem Solving – Grading
Vince H. Kuo, Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Charles Henderson, & Idit Yerushalmi
Contributed Talk, 2001 AAPT Summer Conference (Rochester, NY) (207 KB, .pdf format) - PERC Proceedings

Instructors’ Beliefs and Values About Learning Problem Solving
Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Charles Henderson, Vince H. Kuo, & Idit Yerushalmi
Contributed Talk, 2001 AAPT Summer Research Conference (Rochester, NY) (211 KB, .pdf format) - PERC Proceedings

Instructors’ Ideas About Problem Solving – Setting Goals
Charles Henderson, Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Vince H. Kuo,  & Idit Yerushalmi
Contributed Talk, 2001 AAPT Summer Conference (Rochester, NY) (106 KB, .pdf format) - PERC Proceedings

Analyzing Student Laboratory Reports
Vince Kuo
Contributed Talk - 2001 AAPT Winter Meeting (San Diego, CA) (129 KB, .pdf format)

Why Solve Problems?  - Part 1: Designing an Interview for Instructors
Edit Yerushalmi
Contributed Talk - 2000 AAPT Summer Meeting (Guelph, Canada) (162 KB, .pdf format)

Why Solve Problems?  - Part 2: Different Views from Different Practices
Charles Henderson
Contributed Talk - 2000 AAPT Summer Meeting (Guelph, Canada) (75 KB, .pdf format)

More Physics With Less Equipment
Vince Kuo
Contributed Talk - 2000 AAPT Winter Meeting (Kissimmee, FL) (452 KB, .pdf format)

Common Concerns About The Force Concept Inventory
Charles Henderson
Contributed Talk - 2000 AAPT Winter Meeting (Kissimmee, FL) (132 KB, .pdf format)

Where do Students "Go Wrong" When Solving Newton's Second Law Problems
Charles Henderson
Contributed Talk - 1999 AAPT Summer Meeting (San Antonio, TX) (204 KB, .pdf format)

Computerizing Introductory Problem-Solving Labs
Laura McCullough
Contributed Talk - 1999 AAPT Winter Meeting (Anaheim, CA) (129 KB, .pdf format)

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Invited Talks

Overview of PER, then Reflection in Quantum Mechanics
Andrew Mason, Augsburg college, Feb.7 2011

Flexible Software for Computer-Based Problem Solving Labs
Brita Nellermoe, Jennifer Docktor
(Bill Gilbert, Sean Albiston, Brian Andersson, Ken Heller, Natalie, Martimbeau, Ted Hodapp)
Invited Talk, 2007 AAPT Summer Meeting (Greensboro, NC) (1.5 MB, .pdf format)

Teaching Introductory Physics through Problem Solving
Pat Heller and Ken Heller (in collaboration with University of Minnesota PERG)
October, 2004
Alabama High School Physics Teachers (1.3 MB, .pdf format)

Teaching Introductory Physical Science through Problem Solving
Ken Heller (in collaboration with University of Minnesota PERG)
July, 2004
Invited Talk, Cottrell Scholars Meeting (~ 1 MB, .pdf format)

Designing an Introductory Physics Course as a Learning Environment
Ken Heller (in collaboration with University of Minnesota PERG)
August, 2003
Invited Talk, AAPT Summer Conference (Madison, Wisconsin) (1.1 MB, .pdf format)

Instructor Conceptions of Problem Solving
Vince H. Kuo (with University of Minnesota PERG)
April, 2003
Physics Department Colloquium (University of North Dakota, Grand Forks) (873 KB, .pdf format)

Energy is Conserved -- Always
Ken Heller
January, 2002
Invited Talk, AAPT Winter Conference (Philadelphia, PA) (1.59 MB, .pdf format)

Reform in the Traditional Format
Ken Heller
March, 1999
Invited Talk - APS/AAPT Centenial Meeting (Atlanta, GA) (842 KB, .pdf format)

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Posters

Internet coaches for problem-solving in introductory physics: Usage and Usability Studies
Qing Xu Ryan, Evan Frodermann, Ken Heller, Leon Hsu, Bijaya Aryal
Contributed Poster, 2013 AAPT Summer Meeting (Portland, OR)

Internet coaches for problem-solving in introductory physics: Developing a New Framework
Evan Frodermann, Kristy Crouse, Ken Heller, Leon Hsu, Jia-Ling Lin, Qing Xu Ryan, Bijaya Aryal
Contributed Poster, 2013 AAPT Summer Meeting (Portland, OR)

Internet coaches for problem-solving in introductory physics: Data Analysis
Qing Xu, Ken Heller, Leon Hsu
Contributed Poster, 2012 AAPT Summer Meeting (Philedelphia, PA)

Internet coaches for problem-solving in introductory physics: Experimental Design
Leon Hsu, Ken Heller, Qing Xu
Contributed Poster, 2012 AAPT Summer Meeting (Philedelphia, PA)

Measuring development of introductory physics students' problem-solving skills
Qing Xu, Ken Heller, Leon Hsu, Andrew Mason, Anne Loyle-Langholz
Contributed Poster, 2011 AAPT Summer Meeting (Omaha, NE)

Mapping Student Solution Rubric Categories to Faculty Perceptions
Andrew Mason, Brita Nellermoe
Contributed Poster, 2011 AAPT Winter Meeting (Jacksonville, FL)

Online Comupter Coaches for Introductory Physics Problem Solving
Andrew Mason, Qing Xu, Ken Heller, Leon Hsu
Contributed Poster, 2010 AAPT Summer Meeting (Portland, OR)

Providing Individualized Guidance and Feedback with Web-Based Problem-Solving Coaches
Leon Hsu and Ken Heller
Contributed Poster, 2009 AAPT Summer Meeting (Ann Arbor, MI) (735 KB, .pdf format)

Assessment of Student Problem Solving Processes
Jennifer Docktor, Kenneth Heller
Contributed Poster, 2009 AAPT Summer Meeting (Ann Arbor, MI)
Targeted Poster, 2009 Physics Education Research Conference (Ann Arbor, MI) (150 KB, .pdf format)

Gender Differences in High School Preparation for University Introductory Physics
Jennifer Docktor, Kenneth Heller, Leonardo Santiago
Contributed Poster, 2009 AAPT Winter Meeting (Chicago, IL) (311 KB, .pdf format)

Applying a Simple Rubric to Assess Student Problem Solving
Jennifer Docktor, Kenneth Heller
Contributed Poster, 2009 AAPT Winter Meeting (Chicago, IL) (321 KB, .pdf format)

Adaptations of the Physics by Inquiry Curriculum Part II: Assessing Shifts in Student Attitudes
Leon Hsu, Karen Cummings, Jack Taylor
Targeted Poster Session, 2008 Physics Education Research Conference (Edmonton, Canada) (642 KB, .pdf format)

Robust Assessment Instrument for Student Problem Solving
Jennifer Docktor, Kenneth Heller
Contributed Poster, 2008 AAPT Summer Conference (Edmonton, Canada) (424 KB, .pdf format)

Gender Differences in Both Force Concept Inventory and Introductory Physics Performance
(Poster 1) (Poster 2)
Jennifer Docktor, Kenneth Heller
Targeted Poster Session, 2008 Physics Education Research Conference (Edmonton, Canada)
(324 KB, 523 KB, .pdf format) abstract

Assessing Adaptations of Physics by Inquiry: Student beliefs
Leon Hsu, Karen Cummings, Jack Taylor
Contributed Poster, 2007 AAPT Summer Conference (Greensboro, NC) (697 KB, .pdf format)

Robust Assessment Instrument for Student Problem Solving
Jennifer L. Docktor, Kenneth Heller, Patricia Heller, Tom Thaden-Koch, Jun Li, Jay Dornfeld
Contributed Poster, 2007 AAPT Summer Conference (Greensboro, NC) (449 KB, .pdf format)

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Workshops

Computer Problem Solving Coaches
Ken Heller, Leon Hsu
July, 2011
2011 Summer AAPT Workshop (Omaha, NE)

Cooperative Group Problem Solving in Introductory Physics_Introduction
Cooperative Group Problem Solving in Introductory Physics_Workshop
Ken Heller
August, 2010
Active Pedagogies Workshop (Centre College, KY Aug 17, 2010)

Research Tools to Uncover the “Hidden Curriculum”
Ken Heller
July, 2010
2010 Summer AAPT Workshop (Portland, OR)

Teaching Physics Through Problem Solving
Ken Heller
November, 2003
New Faculty Workshop (Madison, WI) (900 KB, .pdf format)

Analyzing Student Written Communication
Vince H. Kuo (with University of Minnesota PERG)
April, 2003
Writing Workshop (University of Minnesota, Crookston) (1.4 MB, .pdf format)

Teaching Assistants: Getting them Ready and Supporting their Teaching
Ken Heller, Pat Heller, Brian Andersson, & Vince H. Kuo
Workshop, 2003 AAPT Winter Conference (Austin, Texas) (1.4 MB, .pdf format)

The University Students' 3 R's: Reading, wRiting, and pRoblem Solving
Ken Heller & Pat Heller
January, 2003
Writing Workshop, University of Missouri (1.2 MB, .pdf format)

Teaching Physics through Problem Solving: Risks and Benefits
Ken Heller & Pat Heller
January, 2003
Physics Department Workshop, University of Missouri (1.7 MB, .pdf format)

Teaching Introductory Physics through Problem Solving
Ken Heller
National Summer Conference June 23 to 25, 2002
Integrating Science and Mathematics Education Research into Teaching
The University of Maine (Orono, Maine) (734 KB, .pdf format)

Writing in Physics - Student Lab Reports
Vince H. Kuo, Ken Heller
March, 2002
Workshop for Area High School English Teachers (University of Minnesota) (542 KB, .pdf format)

AAPT/APS/NSF New Faculty Workshop
Ken Heller
November, 2001 (1 MB, .pdf format)

A Computerized Problem Solving Laboratory for Introductory Physics
Ken Heller, Pat Heller, Charles Henderson, Vince Kuo
Workshop - 2001 AAPT Winter Meeting (San Diego, CA) (1 MB, .pdf format)

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Papers

 
Designing a Useful Problem Solving Coach: Usage and Usability Studies
Ryan, Q., Frodermann, E., Heller, K., Hsu, L., & Aryal, B.
Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference
July 17-18, 2013 in Portland, OR (196 KB, .pdf format)

Authentic assessment of students' problem solving
Ryan, Q., Heller, K., Hsu, L., & Aryal, B.
Proceedings of the 2012 Physics Education Research Conference
Aug 1 -2, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA (317 KB, .pdf format)

Instructors' reasons for choosing problem features in a calculus-based introductory physics course
Yerushalmi, E., Cohen, E., Heller, K., Heller, P. & Henderson, C.
Physical Review Special Topics, - Physics Education Research 6 (2), 020108. (287 KB, .pdf format)

Assessment of Student Problem Solving Processes
Jennifer Docktor, Kenneth Heller
Proceedings of the 2009 Physics Education Research Conference
July 29-30, 2009 in Ann Arbor, MI
(148 KB, .pdf format)

Computer Problem-Solving Coaches
Leon Hsu, Kenneth Heller
Proceedings of the 82nd NARST Annual International Conference
April 17-21, 2009 in Garden Grove, CA
(178 KB, .pdf format)

Computer Problem-Solving Coaches
Leon Hsu, Kenneth Heller
Proceedings of the Physics Education Research Conference
August 4-5, 2004 California State University, Sacramento
(157 KB, .pdf format)

Robust Assessment Instrument for Student Problem Solving
Jennifer Docktor, Kenneth Heller
Proceedings of the 82nd NARST Annual International Conference
April 17-21, 2009 in Garden Grove, CA
(335 KB, .pdf format)

Gender Differences in Both Force Concept Inventory and Introductory Physics Performance
Jennifer Docktor, Kenneth Heller
Proceedings of the 2008 Physics Education Research Conference (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
(159 KB, .pdf format)

Physics Faculty Beliefs and Values about the Teaching and Learning of Problem Solving Part I: Mapping the Common Core
Edit Yerushalmi, Charles Henderson, Ken Heller, Pat Heller & Vince H. Kuo
Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 3 (2), 020109.
(729 KB, .pdf format)

Physics Faculty Beliefs and Values about the Teaching and Learning of Problem Solving Part II: Procedures for Measurement and Analysis
Charles Henderson, Edit Yerushalmi, Ken Heller, Pat Heller & Vince H. Kuo
Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 3 (2), 020110.
(3.6 MB, .pdf format)

Grading student problem solutions: The challenge of sending a consistent message
Charles Henderson, Edit Yerushalmi, Vince H. Kuo, Patricia Heller, & Kenneth Heller
Am. J. Phys., Vol. 72, No. 2, February 2004, pp.164-169
(150 KB, .pdf format)

Multi-Layered Concept Maps for the Analysis of Complex Interview Data
Charles Henderson, Edit Yerushalmi, Kenneth Heller, Patricia Heller, & Vince H. Kuo
Unpublished Manuscript -- Roundtable discussion presented at the 2003 Physics Education Research Conference (Madison, WI)
(87 KB, .pdf format)

A coordination class analysis of judgments about animated motion
Thomas C. Thaden-Koch, Robert J. Dufresne, William J. Gerace, Jose P. Mestre, & William J. Leonard
Proceedings of the 2003 Physics Education Research Conference (Madison, WI)
(233 KB, .pdf format)

How Students Learn Problem Solving - A Model of Instructors' Beliefs
Charles Henderson, Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Vince H. Kuo,  & Edit Yerushalmi
Proceedings of the 2002 Physics Education Research Conference (Boise, Idaho)
(163 KB, .pdf format)

Helping Students Learn Problem Solving - Forming an Initial Model of Instructors' Beliefs
Vince H. Kuo, Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Charles Henderson, & Edit Yerushalmi
Proceedings of the 2002 Physics Education Research Conference (Boise, Idaho)
(172 KB, .pdf format)

Instructors’ Ideas about Problem Solving – Grading
Vince H. Kuo, Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Charles Henderson, & Edit Yerushalmi
Proceedings of the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference (Rochester, NY) 
(157 KB, .pdf format)

Instructors’ Beliefs and Values About Learning Problem Solving
Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Charles Henderson, Vince H. Kuo,  & Edit Yerushalmi
Proceedings of the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference (Rochester, NY) 
(29 KB, .pdf format)
Instructors’ Ideas About Problem Solving – Setting Goals
Charles Henderson, Pat Heller, Ken Heller, Vince H. Kuo,  & Edit Yerushalmi
Proceedings of the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference (Rochester, NY) 
(30 KB, .pdf format)

Why Solve Problems? – Interviewing College Faculty AboutThe Learning And Teaching Of Problem Solving
Edit Yerushalmi, Ken Heller, Pat Heller, Charles Henderson, & Vince Kuo
August, 2000
Proceedings of Physics Teacher Education Beyond 2000 International Conference (Barcelona, Spain)
(27 KB, .pdf format)

Interpreting the Force Concept Inventory: A reply to Hestenes and Halloun
Patricia Heller & Douglas Huffman
Phys. Teach., Vol. 33, No. 8, November 1995, pp.503, 507-511

What does the Force Concept Inventory actually measure?
Douglas Huffman & Patricia Heller
Phys. Teach., Vol. 33, No. 3, March 1995, pp. 138-143

Training the teaching assistant
Frances Lawrenz, Patricia Heller & Ronald Keith
Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 22, November 1992, pp. 106-109

Teaching problem solving through cooperative grouping. Part 2: Designing problems and structuring groups
Patricia Heller & Mark Hollabaugh
Am. J. Phys., Vol. 60, No. 7, July 1992, pp. 637-644

Teaching problem solving through cooperative grouping. Part 1: Group versus individual problem solving
Patricia Heller, Ronald Keith & Scott Anderson
Am. J. Phys., Vol. 60, No. 7, July 1992, pp. 627-636

Variable uses of alternative conceptions: A case study in current electricity
Heller, Patricia & Finley, Fred
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Vol. 29, No. 3, March 1992, pp. 259-275

The Graduate Record Examination as an indicator of learning of the curriculum taught to physics majors in US institutions
J.W. Halley, Azin Adjoudani, Patricia Heller & James Terwilliger
Am. J. Phys., Vol. 59, No. 5, May 1991, pp. 403-410

Team work works! Strategies for integrating women and minorities into the physical sciences
Linda Scott & Patricia Heller
Science Teacher, Vol. 58, No. 1, January 1991, pp. 24-28

An evaluation of classroom teaching practices one year after a workshop for high-school physics teachers
Renate Lippert, Patricia Heller, Roger Jones & Russell Hobbie
Am. J. Phys., Vol. 56, No. 6, June 1988, pp. 505-509

A summer program for high school physics teachers
Patrica Heller, Russell Hobbie & Roger Jones
Am. J. Phys., Vol. 54, No. 12, December 1986, pp. 1074-1079

Guided anarchy in an introductory physics laboratory
Kenneth Heller
Phys. Teach., Vol. 11, No. 2, February 1973, pp. 93-95

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Dissertation Presentations

Internet Computer Coaches for Introductory Physics Problem Solving
Qing Xu Ryan
December 20th, 2013
Dissertation (University of Minnesota)
(50 MB, .pdf format)

Faculty Conceptions about the Teaching and Learning of Problem Solving
Charles Henderson
June 4, 2002
Dissertation Defense Presentation (University of Minnesota)
(1.2 MB, .pdf format)

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