CEP 800~801~822
Summer, 2003
july 09, 2003 ::: Day 13
Stuff by Day

Week 1 (Jun 19-Jun20)

Week 2 (Jun 23-Jun27)

Week 3 (Jun 30-Jul 4)

Week 4 (Jul 7-Jul 11)

Week 5 (Jul 14-Jul 18)

Course Documents

We're 65% done with the class!!!

On the Agenda:

  • Readings
  • TBA
  • Tech demo... (TBA)


Discuss Readings

Some questions/issues to consider while discussing the readings:

Yesterday we continued discussing the topic of 'understanding', last night's 1st reading followed this line of inquiry but also described learning and understanding in less formal settings than what we've discussed in the past--discuss different types of learning and understanding and how the author learned from his family and schooling.

What is educational research? Why do we do it? Is it worthwhile?

How do we better align educational research and practice?

List 5-10 ethical issues that must be considered when conducting educational research?

Yesterday in group discussion the issue of ethics came up--specifically in the context of someone pointing out that essentially data can be manipulated to tell a different story depending on who is doing the story telling? Is this a good/bad thing? Why?


Discussion of Ethics

Complete with a short Powerpoint.


Morning Work time

You have plenty to do, don't you?



You have plenty to do, don't you?


Afternoon Presentations

Groups present to the class their research ideas, and any initial questions they have made.


Afternoon Tech

Aman shows us how to use templates.





McCloskey, M. (1983). Naive theories of motion. In D. Gentner and A. L. Stevens (Eds.), Mental Models (pp. 299-324). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. [Download PDF]

Nussbaum, J. (1985). The earth as a cosmic body. In R. Driver, E. Guesne, & A. Tiberghien (Eds), Children’s Ideas in Science (pp.170 – 192)

APA Code of Ethics. @ http://www.apa.org/ethics/code2002.html



© 2003, Matthew J. Koehler (thanks to Punya for his work in designing this course)