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written by Alejandro Garza and Genaro Zavala
We administered several open-ended questions to students after electrostatics is covered in an electricity and magnetism class at a private Mexican university. In the first part, the objective is to compare students' responses on electric field concept questions in the presence of charges and conductors to those in the presence of charges and insulators. In the second part, the objective is to analyze the difference in responses when the context is changed. This report compares students' answers to electric field concept questions while changing from abstract objects, i.e., point charge, non-conducting sphere; to already-used real materials in lab, i.e., charged tape, non-conducting pencil. Lastly, the objective is to analyze whether a guided question helps students to better answer electric field questions. This study compares students' responses to electric field concept questions with no guidance to responses to guided questions and the degree of guidance.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 145-148
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10.1063/1.3515183
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01.40.Fk
Keywords:
conductors, context, guided questions, non-conductors, PERC 2010, electric field
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A. Garza and G. Zavala, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10424&DocID=1891).
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A. Garza and G. Zavala, Electric Field Concept: Effect of the Context and the Type of Questions, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10424&DocID=1891>.
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Garza, A., & Zavala, G. (2010, July 21-22). Electric Field Concept: Effect of the Context and the Type of Questions. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved September 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10424&DocID=1891
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Garza, Alejandro, and Genaro Zavala. "Electric Field Concept: Effect of the Context and the Type of Questions." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10424&DocID=1891 (accessed 23 September 2014).
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Garza, Alejandro, and Genaro Zavala. "Electric Field Concept: Effect of the Context and the Type of Questions." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 145-148 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 23 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10424&DocID=1891>.
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