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written by Mojgan Matloob Haghanikar, Sytil K. Murphy, and Dean A. Zollman
As part of a study of the science preparation of elementary school teachers, we investigated the quality of students' reasoning and explored the relationship between sophistication of reasoning and the degree to which the courses are considered inquiry oriented. First, we devised written content questions, which were open ended with the distinguishing feature of applying recently learned concepts in a new context. All the questions developed were based on a common template that required students to recognize and generalize the relevant facts or concepts and their interrelationships to suggest an applicable or plausible theory. To evaluate students' answers, we developed a rubric based on Bloom's taxonomy as revised and expanded by Anderson. Along with analyzing students' reasoning, we visited 20 universities and observed the courses in which the students were enrolled. We ranked the courses with respect to characteristics that are valued for the inquiry courses. With the large amount of collected data, we found that the likelihood of the higher cognitive processes are in favor of classes with higher measures of inquiry.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 271-274
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
- Teacher Preparation
= Research
Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
- Sample Population
= Instructor: Pre-service
- Teacher Characteristics
= Content Knowledge
= Pedagogical Content Knowledge
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2011 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.3680047
NSF Number:
0554594
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Factual Knowledge, Logistic Regression, Odds Ratio, PERC 2011, Procedural Knowledge, Taxonomy Table, Written Content Questions
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M. Haghanikar, S. Murphy, and D. Zollman, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11866&DocID=2714).
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M. Haghanikar, S. Murphy, and D. Zollman, Evidence of students' content reasoning in relation to measure of reform presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11866&DocID=2714>.
APA Format
Haghanikar, M., Murphy, S., & Zollman, D. (2011, August 3-4). Evidence of students' content reasoning in relation to measure of reform. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved July 28, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11866&DocID=2714
Chicago Format
Haghanikar, M, S. Murphy, and D. Zollman. "Evidence of students' content reasoning in relation to measure of reform." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11866&DocID=2714 (accessed 28 July 2014).
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Haghanikar, Mojgan Matloob, Sytil Murphy, and Dean Zollman. "Evidence of students' content reasoning in relation to measure of reform." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 271-274 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference. 28 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11866&DocID=2714>.
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