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written by Idaykis Rodriguez, Renee Michelle Goertzen, Eric Brewe, and Laird H. Kramer
In this paper we present an alternative perspective to physics expertise research. Using Lave and Wenger's theoretical perspective of Legitimate Peripheral Participation [4] as a guide to understanding expertise development, we redefine expertise from the perspective of physicists. We analyze data from an ethnographic, qualitative study of a physics research group and draw data from multiple sources to triangulate a definition of expert. Results show that a very critical part of becoming a physics expert in this physics research group is communicating one's scientific ideas through writing. Students perceive scientific writing as an important aspect of participating in the research group and it is a significant discussion point in the research meetings. Thus, it appears that learning to write a scientific paper is a process congruent to developing physics expertise.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 319-322
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Education - Applied Research
- Careers
Education - Basic Research
- Communication
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- Societal Issues
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3680059
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0802184
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
Communities of practice, Ethnography, Legitimate Peripheral Participation, PERC 2011, expertise, scientific writing, socialization
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I. Rodriguez, R. Goertzen, E. Brewe, and L. Kramer, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11877&DocID=2724).
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I. Rodriguez, R. Goertzen, E. Brewe, and L. Kramer, Communicating scientific ideas: One element of physics expertise, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11877&DocID=2724>.
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Rodriguez, I., Goertzen, R., Brewe, E., & Kramer, L. (2011, August 3-4). Communicating scientific ideas: One element of physics expertise. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved October 26, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11877&DocID=2724
Chicago Format
Rodriguez, I, R. Goertzen, E. Brewe, and L. Kramer. "Communicating scientific ideas: One element of physics expertise." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11877&DocID=2724 (accessed 26 October 2014).
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Rodriguez, Idaykis, Renee Michelle Goertzen, Eric Brewe, and Laird Kramer. "Communicating scientific ideas: One element of physics expertise." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 319-322 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference. 26 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11877&DocID=2724>.
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