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written by Rebecca S. Lindell and Steven Sommer
The Lunar Phases Concept Inventory (LPCI) is a twenty-item multiple-choice inventory developed to aid instructors in assessing the mental models their students utilize when answering questions concerning phases of the moon. Based upon an in-depth qualitative investigation of students' understanding of lunar phases, the LPCI was designed to take advantage of the innovative model analysis theory to probe the different dimensions of students' mental models of lunar phases. As part of a national field test, pre-instructional LPCI data was collected for over 750 students from multiple post-secondary institutions across the United States and Canada. Application of model analysis theory to this data set allowed researchers to probe the different mental models of lunar phases students across the country utilize prior to instruction. Results of this analysis display strikingly similar results for the different institutions, suggesting a potential underlying cognitive framework.
Physics Education Research Conference 2003
Part of the PER Conference series
Madison, WI: August 6-7, 2003
Volume 720, Pages 73-76
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1807257
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DOI:
10.1063/1.1807257
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Moon, PERC 2003, astronomy, lunar phases, lunar surface, orbital calculations, students' mental models, teaching
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Metadata instance created July 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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July 7, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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R. Lindell and S. Sommer, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2790&DocID=3423).
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R. Lindell and S. Sommer, Using the Lunar Phases Concept Inventory to Investigate College students' Pre-instructional Mental Models of Lunar Phases presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2790&DocID=3423>.
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Lindell, R., & Sommer, S. (2003, August 6-7). Using the Lunar Phases Concept Inventory to Investigate College students' Pre-instructional Mental Models of Lunar Phases. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI. Retrieved August 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2790&DocID=3423
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Lindell, Rebecca, and Steven Sommer. "Using the Lunar Phases Concept Inventory to Investigate College students' Pre-instructional Mental Models of Lunar Phases." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, August 6-7, 2003. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2790&DocID=3423 (accessed 20 August 2014).
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Lindell, Rebecca, and Steven Sommer. "Using the Lunar Phases Concept Inventory to Investigate College students' Pre-instructional Mental Models of Lunar Phases." Physics Education Research Conference 2003. Madison, WI: 2003. 73-76 Vol. 720 of PER Conference. 20 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2790&DocID=3423>.
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