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David Hammer David Hammer
Professor of Education
Department Chair

  • Ph.D., University of California, Science and Mathematics Education
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Physics
  • B.A., Princeton University, Physics

David has returned to Tufts after 12 years away as Professor of Physics and Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Maryland. His work has been in the learning and teaching of science, mainly physics, across ages from young children through adults. More specifically, he's studied students' intuitive "epistemologies" (knowledge about knowing and learning), how instructors interpret and respond to student thinking, and on resource-based models of knowledge and reasoning.

For publications and other information, please see David's web page.


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