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written by Joshua Von Korff, Dehui Hu, and N. Sanjay Rebello
In schema-based theories of cognition, vertical transfer occurs when a learner constructs a new schema to solve a transfer task or chooses between several possible schemas. Vertical transfer is interesting to study, but difficult to measure. Did the student solve the problem using the desired schema or by an alternative method? Perhaps the problem cued the student to use certain resources without knowing why? In this paper, we consider some of the threats to validity in problem design. We provide a theoretical framework to explain the challenges faced in designing vertical transfer problems, and we contrast these challenges with horizontal transfer problem design. We have developed this framework from a set of problems that we tested on introductory mechanics students, and we illustrate the framework using one of the problems.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 379-382
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
- Cognition
- Learning Theory
= Transfer
- Problem Solving
- Research Design & Methodology
= Validity
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1063/1.3680074
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0816207
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01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2011, construct validity, problem design, problem solving, transfer of learning, vertical transfer
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J. Von Korff, D. Hu, and N. Rebello, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11890&DocID=2737).
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J. Von Korff, D. Hu, and N. Rebello, Assessment of vertical transfer in problem solving: Mapping the problem design space, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11890&DocID=2737>.
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Von Korff, J., Hu, D., & Rebello, N. (2011, August 3-4). Assessment of vertical transfer in problem solving: Mapping the problem design space. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved November 28, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11890&DocID=2737
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Von Korff, J, D. Hu, and N. Rebello. "Assessment of vertical transfer in problem solving: Mapping the problem design space." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11890&DocID=2737 (accessed 28 November 2014).
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Von Korff, Joshua, Dehui Hu, and N. Sanjay Rebello. "Assessment of vertical transfer in problem solving: Mapping the problem design space." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 379-382 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference. 28 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11890&DocID=2737>.
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