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The purposes of this qualitative study were (a) to investigate the factors that support the generation of spontaneous analogies (SAs) by students, and (b) to investigate the factors that interfere with comprehension of the analogy target of an SA. To promote the generation of SAs, eight algebra-based physics students were asked to participate in two group problem-solving sessions and one individual explaining session. Overall, 18 spontaneous analogies were generated. Two factors appeared to support the spontaneous generation of analogies: (1) sufficient prior understanding of the analogy target, and (2) the existence of previous analogical examples from other students. Two factors appeared to interfere with the comprehension of the SA analogy target: (1) an incorrect perception of the type of analogy between target and base (attributes, relationships), and (2) an incorrect understanding of the analogy base.
Physics Education Research Conference 2003
Part of the PER Conference series
Madison, WI: August 6-7, 2003
Volume 720, Pages 93-96
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General Physics
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DOI:
10.1063/1.1807262
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01.40.Fk
01.40.Ej
Keywords:
PERC 2003, educational aids, human factors, student experiments
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May 25, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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C. Sandifer, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2861&DocID=2867).
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C. Sandifer, Spontaneous Student-Generated Analogies, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2861&DocID=2867>.
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Sandifer, C. (2003, August 6-7). Spontaneous Student-Generated Analogies. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2861&DocID=2867
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Sandifer, Cody. "Spontaneous Student-Generated Analogies." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, August 6-7, 2003. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2861&DocID=2867 (accessed 24 October 2014).
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Sandifer, Cody. "Spontaneous Student-Generated Analogies." Physics Education Research Conference 2003. Madison, WI: 2003. 93-96 Vol. 720 of PER Conference. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2861&DocID=2867>.
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