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written by Homeyra R. Sadaghiani
In the last decade, the results of Physics Education Research and research-based instructional materials have been disseminated from traditional research universities to a wide variety of colleges and universities.  Nevertheless, the ways in which different institutions implement these materials depend on their students and the institutional context.  Even with the widespread use of these curricula, the research documenting the effectiveness of these materials with different student populations is scarce.  This paper describes the challenges associated with implementing Physics by Inquiry at California State Polytechnic University Pomona and confirms its effectiveness in promoting student conceptual knowledge of physics.  However, despite the positive effect on student learning, the evidence suggests that the students did not appreciate the self-discovery aspect of the inquiry approach and characterized the learning process as difficult and unpleasant.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 191-194
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
Education - Basic Research
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3021251
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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:
10.1063/1.3021251
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
01.40.jc
Keywords:
Attitudes toward Learning, Diverse Populations, PERC 2008, Physics by Inquiry, educational aids, educational computing, educational courses, engineering education, learning by example, research and development management, scientific information systems
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Metadata instance created September 27, 2008 by Jenny Rempel
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July 16, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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H. Sadaghiani, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8115&DocID=749).
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H. Sadaghiani, Physics By Inquiry: Addressing Student Learning and Attitude presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8115&DocID=749>.
APA Format
Sadaghiani, H. (2008, July 23-24). Physics By Inquiry: Addressing Student Learning and Attitude. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved August 27, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8115&DocID=749
Chicago Format
Sadaghiani, Homeyra. "Physics By Inquiry: Addressing Student Learning and Attitude." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8115&DocID=749 (accessed 27 August 2014).
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Sadaghiani, Homeyra. "Physics By Inquiry: Addressing Student Learning and Attitude." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 191-194 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 27 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8115&DocID=749>.
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