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written by Paul Irving and Eleanor C. Sayre
As part of a larger study into upper-level physics student identity development that is currently underway students were questioned about their conception of understanding. Contained with this paper are the results for students' conceptions of understanding which correlate significantly to those found by Waterhouse and Prosser. However, having carried out pilot interviews of the interview protocol used to examine identity and cognitive development, the researchers noticed a large frequency in the amount of students that indicated their conception of understanding to be "when you can explain it to others or yourself." This prompted a further examination of this conception of understanding via phenomenographic interview and analysis.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 198-201
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Student Characteristics
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1063/1.4789686
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01.40.-d
01.40.Fk
01.30.Cc
Keywords:
Epistemology, PERC 2012, conceptions of understanding, epistemology, identity, phenomenography, upper-level physics students
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P. Irving and E. Sayre, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12811&DocID=3345).
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P. Irving and E. Sayre, Upper-Level Physics Students’ Conceptions Of Understanding, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12811&DocID=3345>.
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Irving, P., & Sayre, E. (2012, August 1-2). Upper-Level Physics Students’ Conceptions Of Understanding. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12811&DocID=3345
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Irving, Paul, and Eleanor Sayre. "Upper-Level Physics Students’ Conceptions Of Understanding." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12811&DocID=3345 (accessed 23 October 2014).
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Irving, Paul, and Eleanor Sayre. "Upper-Level Physics Students’ Conceptions Of Understanding." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 198-201 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12811&DocID=3345>.
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