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written by Michael C. Wittmann and Evan A. Chase
That students think of wavepulses as if throwing balls down a long taut spring is well established. Typical questions involve students imagining the spring already pulled taut; a different scenario would imagine them pulling the spring tight first. This situation creates a different baseline of physical experience from which to reason. For example, it provides a physical experience in which tension is a relevant measure in the system. We investigated the effects of students pulling the spring (or not) in interviews after instruction. We also wrote two surveys, each giving a different physical description of a typical problem. From interviews, we find evidence that a different embodiment of the problem affects students' responses. In surveys, with students asked to imagine different situations, we found no such evidence.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 383-386
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
- Learning Theory
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1063/1.3680075
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01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
Experiential Learning, Interviews, PERC 2011, Wave Propagation
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M. Wittmann and E. Chase, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11891&DocID=2738).
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M. Wittmann and E. Chase, Evidence of embodied cognition about wave propagation presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11891&DocID=2738>.
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Wittmann, M., & Chase, E. (2011, August 3-4). Evidence of embodied cognition about wave propagation. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved August 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11891&DocID=2738
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Wittmann, Michael, and Evan Chase. "Evidence of embodied cognition about wave propagation." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11891&DocID=2738 (accessed 1 August 2014).
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Wittmann, Michael, and Evan Chase. "Evidence of embodied cognition about wave propagation." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 383-386 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference. 1 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11891&DocID=2738>.
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