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written by Robert A. Haddard and Brian W. Frank
Pedagogical content knowledge has been a useful construct for conceptualizing the knowledge-base that supports reform teaching practices. In physics education, we are still far from having established methods and instruments for assessing such knowledge. In an attempt to begin exploring possibilities for assessing instructor knowledge of student thinking, we asked a small sample of college physics instructors to take the Force Concept Inventory in two novel ways. Instructors were first asked to indicate the answer they think a typical novice student would choose prior to instruction and then to estimate the fraction of students answering correctly after instruction. We analyze how instructor responses compare with actual student data at our institution and discuss questions with significant mismatch-either ones that instructors overwhelming succeeded (or failed) at identifying student difficulties or questions where instructors were overwhelmingly pessimistic (or optimistic) about student performance. Implications for future work in this area of assessment are discussed.
Physics Education Research Conference 2013
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, OR: July 17-18, 2013
Pages 165-168
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
= Methods
- Cognition
- Problem Solving
= Expert-Novice Comparisons
- Sample Population
= Instructor: Faculty
- Teacher Characteristics
= Pedagogical Content Knowledge
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Research study
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2013.pr.029
PACS:
01.40.Fk
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PERC 2013, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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R. Haddard and B. Frank, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13146&DocID=3693).
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R. Haddard and B. Frank, Exploring Instructor Knowledge of Student Ideas with the Force Concept Inventory, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13146&DocID=3693>.
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Haddard, R., & Frank, B. (2013, July 17-18). Exploring Instructor Knowledge of Student Ideas with the Force Concept Inventory. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13146&DocID=3693
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Haddard, Robert, and Brian Frank. "Exploring Instructor Knowledge of Student Ideas with the Force Concept Inventory." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13146&DocID=3693 (accessed 1 October 2014).
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Haddard, Robert, and Brian Frank. "Exploring Instructor Knowledge of Student Ideas with the Force Concept Inventory." Physics Education Research Conference 2013. Portland, OR: 2013. 165-168 of PER Conference. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13146&DocID=3693>.
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