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In an effort to shift course goals away from equation memorizing, I allowed two different introductory physics classes the opportunity to prepare a card or sheet of notes for the exams. I analyze and categorize the items students choose to include on a case-by-case basis. Students include some mixture of definitions (both mathematical and otherwise), equations (both general and specific), unit information, physical constants, statements of laws or concepts, math review, guides to symbols and variables, diagrams, and worked examples. I compare my two classes, look at some individual students in depth, and try to gain insight on how we can use these artifacts to see what students perceive as important in the courses (or at least what's worth committing to paper).
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 290-293
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Epistemology, PERC 2012
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T. McCaskey, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12629&DocID=3216).
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T. McCaskey, Using Student Notecards as an Epistemological Lens presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12629&DocID=3216>.
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McCaskey, T. (2012, August 1-2). Using Student Notecards as an Epistemological Lens. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved July 31, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12629&DocID=3216
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McCaskey, Timothy. "Using Student Notecards as an Epistemological Lens." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12629&DocID=3216 (accessed 31 July 2014).
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McCaskey, Timothy. "Using Student Notecards as an Epistemological Lens." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 290-293 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 31 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12629&DocID=3216>.
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