FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research
is a new conference venue for specialists who are active researchers in
the field of physics education. This intensive week-long residential
meeting will provide a forum for examining and articulating the current
state of the field, exploring future directions, and discussing ways to
pursue the most promising avenues for future research.
The conference features a series of plenary lectures given
by established and emerging leaders in PER. Each will address the theme
of Foundations and Frontiers by synthesizing major accomplishments in
the field and/or speculating on the directions they consider especially
important and promising. Afternoons will be devoted to unscheduled time
for informal discussions. Evening sessions will include working groups
on subjects of community-wide interest, topical groups for specific
research issues, and a contributed poster session. The goal of the
conference is to foster the type of direct and intense discussion
possible in a small residential meeting of specialists.
The campus of the College of the Atlantic, in Bar Harbor,
Pictures are available here
but do not show the waterfront view.
A map of the area is found here.
Brief review of the conference:
Summary comments about the 2005 meeting were published in the Fall, 2005, American Physical Society Forum on Education newsletter
Co-organizers: Michael C. Wittmann and Paula Heron
Scientific Secretary: Rachel E. Scherr
Advisory Board: Fred Goldberg, Lillian McDermott, E.F.