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written by Wendy K. Adams and Carl E. Wieman
Researchers have created several tools for evaluating conceptual understanding as well as students' attitudes and beliefs about physics; however, the field of problem solving is sorely lacking a broad use evaluation tool. This missing tool is an indication of the complexity of the field. The most obvious and largest hurdle to evaluating physics problem solving skills is untangling the skills from the physics content knowledge necessary to solve problems. We are tackling this problem by looking for the physics problem solving skills that are useful in other disciplines as well as physics. We report on the results of a series of interviews comparing physics students' skills when solving physics problems with their anonymous completion of the problem solving instrument.
Physics Education Research Conference 2006
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Syracuse, New York: July 26-27, 2006
Volume 883, Pages 18-21
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- Pedagogy
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Instruments
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2006 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2508681
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01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
01.50.Kw
Keywords:
PERC 2006, assessment instrument, educational aids, interviews, problem solving, teaching methods
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Metadata instance created June 4, 2007 by Shawn Weatherford
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July 16, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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W. Adams and C. Wieman, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5256&DocID=2110).
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W. Adams and C. Wieman, Problem Solving Skill Evaluation Instrument — Validation Studies presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5256&DocID=2110>.
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Adams, W., & Wieman, C. (2006, July 26-27). Problem Solving Skill Evaluation Instrument — Validation Studies. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5256&DocID=2110
Chicago Format
Adams, Wendy, and Carl Wieman. "Problem Solving Skill Evaluation Instrument — Validation Studies." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, July 26-27, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5256&DocID=2110 (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Adams, Wendy, and Carl Wieman. "Problem Solving Skill Evaluation Instrument — Validation Studies." Physics Education Research Conference 2006. Syracuse, New York: 2006. 18-21 Vol. 883 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5256&DocID=2110>.
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