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written by David T. Brookes and Eugenia Etkina
Traditionally, the goals of physics courses focused more on helping our students master the normative physics knowledge and not so much the process through which this knowledge is constructed. We argue that the process itself is the heart of physics and cannot be separated from the outcome. In this paper, we suggest not only to rethink the goals of the courses but also to rethink the traditional paper and pencil tests. Specifically, we would like to show how the traditional summative assessments could be transformed to match our new learning goals. The work described in the paper is done in the context of ISLE - Investigative Science Learning Environment whose main goal is to connect the process of physics to the final knowledge by engaging students in the activities that mirror scientific practices while they are learning new normative knowledge.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 11-14
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Education - Applied Research
- Curriculum Development
= Course Goals
- Learning Environment
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Summative Assessment
- Reference Material
= Article
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3679981
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2011, learning goals
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D. Brookes and E. Etkina, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11798&DocID=2650).
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D. Brookes and E. Etkina, In search of alignment: Matching learning goals and class assessments presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11798&DocID=2650>.
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Brookes, D., & Etkina, E. (2011, August 3-4). In search of alignment: Matching learning goals and class assessments. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11798&DocID=2650
Chicago Format
Brookes, David T., and Eugenia Etkina. "In search of alignment: Matching learning goals and class assessments." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11798&DocID=2650 (accessed 18 April 2014).
MLA Format
Brookes, David T., and Eugenia Etkina. "In search of alignment: Matching learning goals and class assessments." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 11-14 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 18 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11798&DocID=2650>.
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