home - login - register

Conference Proceedings Detail Page

written by Evan A. Chase and Michael C. Wittmann
We are studying how students talk and gesture about physics problems involving directionality. Students discussing physics use more than words and equations; gestures are also a meaningful element of their thinking. Data come from one-on-one interviews in which students were asked to gesture about the sign and direction of velocity, acceleration, and other quantities. Specific contexts are a ball toss in the presence and absence of air resistance, including situations where the ball starts at greater than terminal velocity. Students show an aptitude for representing up to 6 characteristics of the ball with 2 hands. They switch quickly while talking about velocity, acceleration, and the different forces, frequently representing more than one quantity using a single hand. We believe that much of their thinking resides in their hands, and that their gestures complement their speech, as indicated by moments when speech and gesture represent different quantities.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 94-97
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
- Communication
= Language
= Representations
= Speaking
- Problem Solving
= Representational Use
- Student Characteristics
= Skills
- Reference Material
= Research study
PER-Central Type Intended Users Ratings
- PER Literature
- Researchers
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Formats:
application/pdf
non-digital
Mirror:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4789660
Access Rights:
Free access and
Available for purchase
A preprint of the work is available. A hard copy of the PERC 2012 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
Restriction:
© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789660
NSF Number:
0941191
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2012, body language, embodied cognition, gestures
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created March 16, 2013 by Zachary Davis
Record Updated:
December 17, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
January 24, 2013
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
E. Chase and M. Wittmann, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12669&DocID=3246).
AJP/PRST-PER
E. Chase and M. Wittmann, Evidence of Embodied Cognition Via Speech and Gesture Complementarity presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12669&DocID=3246>.
APA Format
Chase, E., & Wittmann, M. (2012, August 1-2). Evidence of Embodied Cognition Via Speech and Gesture Complementarity. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved July 31, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12669&DocID=3246
Chicago Format
Chase, Evan, and Michael Wittmann. "Evidence of Embodied Cognition Via Speech and Gesture Complementarity." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12669&DocID=3246 (accessed 31 July 2014).
MLA Format
Chase, Evan, and Michael Wittmann. "Evidence of Embodied Cognition Via Speech and Gesture Complementarity." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 94-97 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 31 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12669&DocID=3246>.
BibTeX Export Format
@inproceedings{ Author = "Evan Chase and Michael Wittmann", Title = {Evidence of Embodied Cognition Via Speech and Gesture Complementarity}, BookTitle = {Physics Education Research Conference 2012}, Pages = {94-97}, Address = {Philadelphia, PA}, Series = {PER Conference}, Volume = {1513}, Month = {August 1-2}, Year = {2012} }
Refer Export Format

%A Evan Chase
%A Michael Wittmann
%T Evidence of Embodied Cognition Via Speech and Gesture Complementarity
%S PER Conference
%V 1513
%D August 1-2 2012
%P 94-97
%C Philadelphia, PA
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12669&DocID=3246
%O Physics Education Research Conference 2012
%O August 1-2
%O application/pdf

EndNote Export Format

%0 Conference Proceedings
%A Chase, Evan
%A Wittmann, Michael
%D August 1-2 2012
%T Evidence of Embodied Cognition Via Speech and Gesture Complementarity
%B Physics Education Research Conference 2012
%C Philadelphia, PA
%V 1513
%P 94-97
%S PER Conference
%8 August 1-2
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12669&DocID=3246


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The AJP/PRST-PER presented is based on the AIP Style with the addition of journal article titles and conference proceeding article titles.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Evidence of Embodied Cognition Via Speech and Gesture Complementarity:


Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials