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American Journal of Physics
written by Lillian C. McDermott and Peter S. Shaffer
This is the first of two closely related articles that together describe how results from research can be used as a guide for curriculum development. This first article shows how the investigation of student understanding of electric circuits by the Physics Education Group has contributed to the building of a research base. The second article describes how the group has drawn on this resource both in developing a curriculum for laboratory-based instruction and in adapting this curriculum to fit the constraints of a traditional introductory course. Also discussed is how, in turn, development and implementation of the curriculum have enriched the research base
American Journal of Physics: Volume 60, Issue 11, Pages 994-1003
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10.1119/1.17003
Keywords:
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS, conceptual difficulties, conceptual understanding, reasoning, student difficulties
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Metadata instance created July 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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L. McDermott and P. Shaffer, Am. J. Phys. 60 (11), 994 (1992), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17003).
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L. McDermott and P. Shaffer, Research as a Guide for Curriculum Development: An Example from Introductory Electricity. Part I: Investigation of Student Understanding Am. J. Phys. 60 (11), 994 (1992), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17003>.
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McDermott, L., & Shaffer, P. (1992, November 1). Research as a Guide for Curriculum Development: An Example from Introductory Electricity. Part I: Investigation of Student Understanding. Am. J. Phys., 60(11), 994-1003. Retrieved July 23, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17003
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McDermott, Lillian C., and Peter Shaffer. "Research as a Guide for Curriculum Development: An Example from Introductory Electricity. Part I: Investigation of Student Understanding." Am. J. Phys. 60, no. 11, (November 1, 1992): 994-1003, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17003 (accessed 23 July 2014).
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McDermott, Lillian C., and Peter Shaffer. "Research as a Guide for Curriculum Development: An Example from Introductory Electricity. Part I: Investigation of Student Understanding." Am. J. Phys. 60.11 (1992): 994-1003. 23 July 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17003>.
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