Publications

2017

L. M. Goodhew and A. D. Robertson, “Exploring the Role of Content Knowledge in Responsive Teaching,” Physical Review Physics Education Research 13(1), 010106 (2017). (PDF)

A. D. Robertson, R. E. Scherr, L. M Goodhew, A. R. Daane, K. Gray and L. Aker, “Toward a practice-based theory of content knowledge for teaching energy in high school physics,” Physical Review Physics Education Research 13, 010105 (2017). (PDF)

2016

A. D. Robertson and L. M. Goodhew, “Exploring the role of content knowledge in responsive teaching,” 2016 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, edited by D. L. Jones, L. Ding, and A. Traxler (AIP, Sacramento, CA, 2016), pp. 272-275. (PDF)

A. R. Daane and V. Sawtelle. (2016). “Student discourse about equity in an introductory college physics course,” AIP Conf. Proc. p. 88-91. 10.1119/perc.2016.pr.017  (PDF)

R. E. Scherr, B. W. Harrer, A. R. Daane, H. G. Close, L. S. DeWater, A. D. Robertson, L. Seeley, and S. Vokos, "Energy Tracking Diagrams," The Physics Teacher 54(2). (2016).

H. C. Sabo, L. M. Goodhew, and A. D. Robertson, “University Student Conceptual Resources for Understanding Energy,” Physical Review Physics Education Research 12(1), 010126 (2016). (PDF)

A. D. Robertson, R. E. Scherr, and D. Hammer, “Responsive Teaching in Science and Mathematics,” Routledge: New York, NY (2016). (link)

A. D. Robertson, L. Atkins, D. Levin, and J. Richards, “What is Responsive Teaching,” in Responsive Teaching in Science and Mathematics, edited by A. D. Robertson, R. E. Scherr, and D. Hammer, Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 1-35 (2016). (link)

J. Richards and A. D. Robertson, “A Review of the Research on Responsive Teaching in Science and Mathematics,” in Responsive Teaching in Science and Mathematics edited by A. D. Robertson, R. E. Scherr, and D. Hammer, Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 36-55 (2016). (link)

A. D. Robertson, J. Richards, A. Elby, and J. Walkoe, “Documenting Variability Within Teacher Attention and Responsiveness to Student Thinking,” in Responsive Teaching in Science and Mathematics, edited by A. D. Robertson, R. E. Scherr, and D. Hammer, Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 227-247 (2016). (link)

2015

A. R. Daane, S. B. McKagan, S. Vokos, and R. E. Scherr, “Energy conservation in dissipative processes: Teacher expectations and strategies associated with imperceptible thermal energy” Physics Review Special Topics — Physics Education Research, 11, 010109, (2015).  (PDF version)


2014

A. R. Daane, L. Wells and R.E.Scherr, (2014). “Energy Theater,” The Physics Teacher 52(5), p. 291–294. (PDF version)

L. Seeley, S. Vokos and J. Minstrell, “Constructing a Sustainable Foundation for Thinking and Learning About Energy in the Twenty-First Century,” Teaching and Learning of Energy in K–12 Education, R.F. Chen, A. Eisenkraft, D. Fortus, J. Krajcik, K. Neumann, J. Nordine, and A. Schef (Eds.), pp. 337–356, Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.

M.E. Zayed, S. Vokos, I.Y. Al-Qaradawi, Z. Said, T. Kerr and R. Hinrichs, “Fostering scientific curiosity through strengthening teachers' understanding of energy and inquiry,” Proceedings of the Frontiers in Mathematics and Science Education Research Conference (Famagusta, North Cyprus, May 2014) PDF version

A. Elby, J. Richards, R. Russ, M. Luna, J. Walkoe, J. Coffey, A. D. Robertson, A. Edwards, A. Gupta, M. Sherin, and E. van Es, “Differing notions of responsive teaching across mathematics and science: Does the discipline matter?,” accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference of the Learning Sciences (2014). PDF version

A. R. Daane, S. Vokos, and R. E. Scherr, “Goals for teacher learning about energy degradation and usefulness,” Phys. Rev — Spec. Top.: Phys. Edu. Res. 10(2), 020111. (2014).  PDF version

2013

C. E. Lovegren and A. D. Robertson, “Development of Novice Teachers’ Views of Student Ideas As Sensible and Productive,” in 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, edited by P. V. Englehardt, A. D. Churukian, and D. L. Jones (AIP, Portland, OR, 2013), PP. 225-228. PDF version

C. Alvarado, A. R. Daane, R. E. Scherr, and G. Zavala (2013). “Responsiveness Among Peers Leads to Productive Disciplinary Engagement,” in 2013 Physics Education Research Conference, edited by P. V. Englehardt, A. D. Churukian, and D. L. Jones (AIP, Portland, OR, 2013). PDF version

R. E. Scherr, A. D. Robertson, L. Seeley, and S. Vokos, “Content knowledge for teaching energy: An example from middle-school physical science,” in 2012 Physics Education Research Conference, edited by P. V. Englehardt, A. D. Churukian, and D. L. Jones (AIP, Portland, OR, 2013 (accepted)). PDF version

A. R. Daane, S. Vokos, and R. E. Scherr, “Learner Understanding of Energy Degradation,” in 2013 Physics Education Research Conference, edited by P.V. Englehardt, A.D. Churukian, and D L. Jones. (AIP, Portland, OR 2013) PDF version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, E. W. Close, V. J. Flood, S. B. McKagan, A. D. Robertson, L. Seeley, M. C. Wittmann, and S. Vokos, “Negotiating energy dynamics through embodied action in a materially structured environment,” Physical Review — Special Topics:  Physics Education Research 9 (2), 020105 020101–020118 (2013). PDF version

2012

A. R. Daane, S. Vokos, and R. E. Scherr, “Conserving energy in physics and society: Creating an integrated model of energy and the second law of thermodynamics,” in 2012 Physics Education Research Conference, edited by N. S. Rebello, P. V. Engelhardt, and A. D. Churukian, 1513, p. 114–117, (AIP, Philadelphia, PA, 2012). PDF version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, S. B. McKagan, and S. Vokos, “Representing energy. I. Representing a substance ontology for energy,” Phys. Rev. - Spec. Topics: Phys. Educ. Res. 8(2), 020114 1–11 (2012). PDF version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, E. W. Close, and S. Vokos, “Representing energy. II. Energy tracking representations,” Phys. Rev. — Spec. Topics: Phys. Educ. Res. 8 (2), 020115 1–11 (2012). PDF version

B. W. Frank and R. E. Scherr, “Interactional processes for stabilizing conceptual coherences in physics,” Physical Review — Special Topics:  Physics Education Research 8 (020101), 1–9 (2012).  PDF version

2011

E. W. Close, R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, and S. B. McKagan, “Development of Proximal Formative Assessment Skills in Video-based Teacher Professional Development,” C. Singh, M. Sabella, and Engelhardt (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, pp. 19–22 (2011 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF version

H. G. Close and R. E. Scherr, “Differentiation of Energy Concepts Through Speech and Gesture in Interaction,” C. Singh, M. Sabella, and Engelhardt (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, pp. 151–154 (2011 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF version

B. W. Harrer, R. E. Scherr, M. C. Wittmann, H. G. Close, and B. W. Frank, “Elements of Formative Assessment in Learners' Discourse about Energy,” C. Singh, M. Sabella, and Engelhardt (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, pp. 203-206 (2011 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF version

S. B. McKagan, R. E. Scherr, E. W. Close, and H. G. Close, “Criteria for Creating and Categorizing Forms of Energy,” C. Singh, M. Sabella, and Engelhardt (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, pp. 279–282 (2011 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, and S. B. McKagan, “Intuitive Ontologies for Energy in Physics,” C. Singh, M. Sabella, and Engelhardt (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, pp. 343–346 (2011 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF version. Finalist in the competition for the 2011 PERC Proceedings Paper Award.

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, and S. B. McKagan, “Promoting Proximal Formative Assessment with Relational Discourse,” C. Singh, M. Sabella, and Engelhardt (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, pp. 347–350 (2011 Physics Education Research Conference):  PDF version

P. A. Kraus and S. Vokos, “The role of language in the teaching of energy: The case of ‘heat energy,’” Washington State Teachers' Association Journal (Spring 2011): PDF version

2010

E. W. Close, H. G. Close, S. B. McKagan, and R. E. Scherr, “Energy in action: The construction of ideas in multiple modes,” C. Singh, M. Sabella, and S. Rebello (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1289, pp. 105–108 (2010 Physics Education Research Conference):  PDF version

H. G. Close, L. S. DeWater, E. W. Close, R. E. Scherr, and S. B. McKagan, “Using the Algebra Project method to regiment discourse in an energy course for teachers,” C. Singh, M. Sabella, and S. Rebello (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1289, pp. 9–12 (2010 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF version

E. C. Kahle, R. E. Scherr, and H. G. Close, “An evolving model for seeing colored objects; A case study progression,” C. Singh, M. Sabella, and S. Rebello (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1289, pp. 185–188 (2010 Physics Education Research Conference):  PDF version

R. E. Scherr, H. G. Close, S. B. McKagan, and E. W. Close, “‘Energy Theater’: Using the body symbolically to understand energy,” C. Singh, M. Sabella, and S. Rebello (Eds.), AIP Conf. Proc. 1289, pp. 293–296 (2010 Physics Education Research Conference): PDF version

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