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written by Raluca E. Teodorescu, Cornelius Bennhold, and Gerald Feldman
As part of an ongoing project to reform the introductory algebra-based physics courses at George Washington University, we are developing a taxonomy of introductory physics problems (TIPP) that establishes a connection between the physics problems, the type of physics knowledge they involve and the cognitive processes they develop in students. This taxonomy will provide, besides an algorithm for classifying physics problems, an organized and relatively easy-to-use database of physics problems that contains the majority of already created text-based and research-based types of problems. In addition, this taxonomy will reveal the kinds of physics problems that are still lacking and that are found to be necessary to enhance students' cognitive development.  For this reason, we expect it to be a valuable teaching resource for physics instructors which will enable them to select the problems used in their curricular materials based on the specifics of their students' cognition and the learning objectives they want to achieve in their class. This organization scheme will also provide a framework for creating physics-related assessments with a cognitive component.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 203-206
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
General Physics
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© 2008 American Institute of Physics
A hard copy of the PERC 2008 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
DOI:
10.1063/1.3021255
PACS:
01.40.Fk 01.40.Ha 02.60.Pn 01.40.gb 01.40.G- 01.50.H- 01.50.F-
Keywords:
PERC 2008, cognitive development, educational aids, educational courses, educational technology, learning (artificial intelligence), philosophical aspects, physics education research, physics problem solving, physics problems, problem solving, research and development management, taxonomy
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R. Teodorescu, C. Bennhold, and G. Feldman, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8049&DocID=717).
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R. Teodorescu, C. Bennhold, and G. Feldman, Enhancing Cognitive Development through Physics Problem Solving: A Taxonomy of Introductory Physics Problems, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8049&DocID=717>.
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Teodorescu, R., Bennhold, C., & Feldman, G. (2008, July 23-24). Enhancing Cognitive Development through Physics Problem Solving: A Taxonomy of Introductory Physics Problems. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8049&DocID=717
Chicago Format
Teodorescu, R, C. Bennhold, and G. Feldman. "Enhancing Cognitive Development through Physics Problem Solving: A Taxonomy of Introductory Physics Problems." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8049&DocID=717 (accessed 25 October 2014).
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Teodorescu, Raluca, Cornelius Bennhold, and Gerald Feldman. "Enhancing Cognitive Development through Physics Problem Solving: A Taxonomy of Introductory Physics Problems." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 203-206 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8049&DocID=717>.
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