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written by Eleanor C. Sayre and Andrew F. Heckler
In the physics education research community, a common format for evaluation is pre- and post-tests. In this study, we collect student test data many times throughout a course, allowing for the measurement of the changes of student knowledge with a time resolution on the order of a few days. The data cover the first two quarters (mechanics, E&M) of a calculus-based introductory sequence populated primarily by first- and second-year engineering majors. To avoid the possibility of test-retest effects, separate and quasi-random subpopulations of students are evaluated every week of the quarter on a variety of tasks. Unsurprisingly for a traditional introductory course, there is little change on many conceptual questions. However, the data suggest that some student ideas peak and decay rapidly during a quarter, a pattern consistent with memory research yet unmeasurable by pre-/post-testing.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 195-198
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
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- Cognition
= Cognition Development
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
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R305H050125
DOI:
10.1063/1.3021252
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Keywords:
PERC 2008, cognitive modeling, cognitive systems, educational aids, educational computing, educational courses, electrostatics, engineering education, introductory students, learning (artificial intelligence), research and development management, scientific information systems, testing
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E. Sayre and A. Heckler, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8018&DocID=714).
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E. Sayre and A. Heckler, Evolution of Student Knowledge in a Traditional Introductory Classroom, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8018&DocID=714>.
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Sayre, E., & Heckler, A. (2008, July 23-24). Evolution of Student Knowledge in a Traditional Introductory Classroom. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8018&DocID=714
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Sayre, Eleanor, and Andrew F. Heckler. "Evolution of Student Knowledge in a Traditional Introductory Classroom." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8018&DocID=714 (accessed 24 October 2014).
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Sayre, Eleanor, and Andrew F. Heckler. "Evolution of Student Knowledge in a Traditional Introductory Classroom." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 195-198 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8018&DocID=714>.
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