Jose Mestre

Professor of Physics and Educational Psychology

Research Biography:

My research interests focus on the development, organization and deployment of science knowledge and concepts, as well as their application to solve problems. In my research, I address questions such as: What is the mechanism by which a beginner develops expertise in science? Why is appropriate transfer of knowledge, even across the same domain and across remarkably similar contexts, so difficult to achieve? Recently I have begun collaborations on projects exploring the application of methodologies from cognitive science, reading research, psycholinguistics, and visual cognition to science and math reasoning.

Education:

Ph.D., Physics, University of Massachusetts, 1979
B.S., Physics, University of Massachusetts, 1974

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