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written by Shih-Yin Lin and Chandralekha Singh
Identifying the relevant physics principles is a central component of problem solving. A major goal of most introductory physics courses is to help students discern the deep similarities between problems based upon the physics principles so that they can transfer what they learned by solving one problem to solve another problem which involves the same principle. We conducted an investigation in which 251 calculus- and algebra-based introductory physics students were asked explicitly in the recitation quiz to learn from a solved problem and then solve another problem that has different surface features but the same underlying physics principles. We find that many students were able to discern the deep similarities between the problems. When the solved problem was provided, students were likely to invoke the correct principles; however, more scaffolding is needed to help students apply these principles correctly.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 209-212
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- Pedagogy
= Analogies
Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Report
= Research study
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10.1063/1.3515202
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01.40.gb
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
analogy, transfer, PERC 2010, problem solving, scaffolding
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S. Lin and C. Singh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10452&DocID=1911).
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S. Lin and C. Singh, Using Analogies to Learn Introductory Physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10452&DocID=1911>.
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Lin, S., & Singh, C. (2010, July 21-22). Using Analogies to Learn Introductory Physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10452&DocID=1911
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Lin, Shih-Yin, and Chandralekha Singh. "Using Analogies to Learn Introductory Physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10452&DocID=1911 (accessed 25 October 2014).
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Lin, Shih-Yin, and Chandralekha Singh. "Using Analogies to Learn Introductory Physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 209-212 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10452&DocID=1911>.
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