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written by Loo Kang Wee, Charles Chew, Giam Hwee Goh, Samuel Tan, and Tat Leong Lee
This article reports on the use of Tracker as a pedagogical tool in the effective learning and teaching of projectile motion in physics. When a computer model building learning process is supported and driven by video analysis data, this free Open Source Physics tool can provide opportunities for students to engage in active enquiry-based learning. We discuss the pedagogical use of Tracker to address some common misconceptions concerning projectile motion by allowing students to test their hypothesis by juxtaposing their mental models against the analysis of real-life videos. Initial research findings suggest that allowing learners to relate abstract physics concepts to real life through coupling computer modelling with traditional video analysis could be an innovative and effective way to learn projectile motion.
Physics Education: Volume 47, Issue 4, Pages 9
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- Motion in Two Dimensions
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- Pedagogy
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L. Wee, C. Chew, G. Goh, S. Tan, and T. Lee, Phys. Educ. 47 (4), 9 (2012), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/47/4/448).
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L. Wee, C. Chew, G. Goh, S. Tan, and T. Lee, Using Tracker as a pedagogical tool for understanding projectile motion, Phys. Educ. 47 (4), 9 (2012), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/47/4/448>.
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Wee, L., Chew, C., Goh, G., Tan, S., & Lee, T. (2012, July 1). Using Tracker as a pedagogical tool for understanding projectile motion. Phys. Educ., 47(4), 9. Retrieved November 23, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/47/4/448
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Wee, L, C. Chew, G. Goh, S. Tan, and T. Lee. "Using Tracker as a pedagogical tool for understanding projectile motion." Phys. Educ. 47, no. 4, (July 1, 2012): 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/47/4/448 (accessed 23 November 2014).
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Wee, Loo Kang, Charles Chew, Giam Hwee Goh, Samuel Tan, and Tat Leong Lee. "Using Tracker as a pedagogical tool for understanding projectile motion." Phys. Educ. 47.4 (2012): 9. 23 Nov. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/47/4/448>.
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