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written by Leslie J. Atkins and Irene Y. Salter
In a class on perception, students, over the course of 3 weeks, constructed an account of "blurriness" with respect to vision, describing blurriness as occurring when "more than one ray from two separate points out in space are hitting the retina at one point." This account of blurriness, however, was just one of many introduced early on in our investigations of the eye. As students worked to model the eye and developed a consensus description of how lenses and pinholes create images, the "the separate points in space to one point on the retina" idea was refined, gained prominence in discussions and became a stable, useful, and precise concept. This paper explores one student's progressive understanding of blurriness, and the activities and interactions that supported the development of this definition.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 65-68
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Education - Applied Research
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
Optics
- The Eye
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10.1063/1.3515250
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42.15.-i
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PERC 2010, definitions
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L. Atkins and I. Salter, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10343&DocID=1819).
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L. Atkins and I. Salter, Constructing Definitions as a Goal of Inquiry presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10343&DocID=1819>.
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Atkins, L., & Salter, I. (2010, July 21-22). Constructing Definitions as a Goal of Inquiry. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved August 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10343&DocID=1819
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Atkins, Leslie, and Irene Salter. "Constructing Definitions as a Goal of Inquiry." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10343&DocID=1819 (accessed 1 August 2014).
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Atkins, Leslie, and Irene Salter. "Constructing Definitions as a Goal of Inquiry." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 65-68 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 1 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10343&DocID=1819>.
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