An Interview with David Hestenes: His life and achievements
Mehmet Fatih Taşar 1 * , Sedef Canbazoğlu Bilici 1, Pınar Fettahlıoğlu 1
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1 Gazi Üniversitesi, TURKEY
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Abstract

The following interview was conducted with Professor David Hestenes in Gazimağusa, North Cyprus on March 23, 2009 during his visit for attending the Frontiers in Science Education Research Conference. He has served the physics education community since late 70s. He is most notably known by the project he led named the Modeling Instruction. Also, the Force Concept Inventory (FCI for short) is a very well-known tool for diagnosing student misconceptions in introductory mechanics. He alone and within his research groups, throughout the many decades, drew attention to the ways of conducting rigorous physics education research and contributing to the improvement of physics teaching and learning. Thanks to his leadership combined with the finest of the scholarship in the field, we now know much more than we did in the past. At the end of this paper, a list of Professor Hestenes’ related publications is given for the readers’ convenience.

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https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2012.827a

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2012 - Volume 8 Issue 2, pp. 139-153

Publication date: 12 Jan 2012

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