An Autobiographical History in PER

Dewey I. Dykstra Jr

Physics Department, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725, United States
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Received: 2009-10-18 / Accepted: 2009-12-8 / Published: 2010-1-15

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Abstract This is an entry in an intended series of historical articles on Physics Education Research (PER). Please note that this essay is necessarily from an individual point of view. It is the hope for this project that we can gather recollections of these and other events from the multiple points of view of other participants to enable the reader to triangulate the events. We also wish that a record of the events that constitute the origins of physics education research be documented in a public setting. Described herein are events from about 1969 to 2009 mostly in connection with the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

Research Areas: Research methodology