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written by Daniel R. White and Andrew F. Heckler
We examined the effects of simple training tasks on student responses to questions about the relationship between the directions of net force, velocity, and acceleration. Six training conditions were constructed, including a 2x2 design (abstract vs. concrete contexts) x (force-velocity training vs. acceleration-velocity training), a force-acceleration training condition, and a control (no training) condition. We found that the force-velocity and acceleration-velocity training significantly improved scores on both of these question types, but acceleration-velocity showed larger gains on the untrained question type, which is inconsistent with some interpretations of hierarchies of student understanding of force and motion found in previous works. This result implies that some students are learning the multiple relations between the variables that are typically learned in the course of standard instruction, while other students may be "gaming" the simple training tasks and not learning those relations between variables.
Physics Education Research Conference 2013
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, OR: July 17-18, 2013
Pages 361-364
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Velocity
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Education - Applied Research
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2013.pr.078
PACS:
01.55.+b
Keywords:
PERC 2013, force and motion, hierarchy, learning progression
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D. White and A. Heckler, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13153&DocID=3700).
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D. White and A. Heckler, Effects of Training Examples on Student Understanding of Force and Motion presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13153&DocID=3700>.
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White, D., & Heckler, A. (2013, July 17-18). Effects of Training Examples on Student Understanding of Force and Motion. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR. Retrieved April 19, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13153&DocID=3700
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White, Daniel, and Andrew F. Heckler. "Effects of Training Examples on Student Understanding of Force and Motion." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13153&DocID=3700 (accessed 19 April 2014).
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White, Daniel, and Andrew F. Heckler. "Effects of Training Examples on Student Understanding of Force and Motion." Physics Education Research Conference 2013. Portland, OR: 2013. 361-364 of PER Conference. 19 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13153&DocID=3700>.
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