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American Journal of Physics
written by Lei Bao, Dean A. Zollman, and Kirsten Hogg
In problem-solving situations, the contextual features of the problems affect student reasoning. Using Newton's third law as an example, we study the role of context in students' uses of alternative conceptual models. We have identified four contextual features that are frequently used by students in their reasoning. Using these results, a multiple-choice survey was developed to probe the effects of the specific contextual features on student reasoning. Measurements with this instrument show that different contextual features can affect students' conceptual learning in different ways. We compare student data from different populations and instructions and discuss the implications.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 70, Issue 7, Pages 766-778
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10.1119/1.1484152
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Concept Formation, Higher Education, Models, Newton (Isaac), Physics, Problem Solving, Science Education, Surveys, Thinking Skills
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L. Bao, D. Zollman, and K. Hogg, Am. J. Phys. 70 (7), 766 (2002), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1484152).
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L. Bao, D. Zollman, and K. Hogg, Model analysis of fine structures of student models: An example with Newton's third law, Am. J. Phys. 70 (7), 766 (2002), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1484152>.
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Bao, L., Zollman, D., & Hogg, K. (2002, July 1). Model analysis of fine structures of student models: An example with Newton's third law. Am. J. Phys., 70(7), 766-778. Retrieved October 30, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1484152
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Bao, L, D. Zollman, and K. Hogg. "Model analysis of fine structures of student models: An example with Newton's third law." Am. J. Phys. 70, no. 7, (July 1, 2002): 766-778, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1484152 (accessed 30 October 2014).
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Bao, Lei, Dean Zollman, and Kirsten Hogg. "Model analysis of fine structures of student models: An example with Newton's third law." Am. J. Phys. 70.7 (2002): 766-778. 30 Oct. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1484152>.
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