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written by Timothy Nokes and Brian H. Ross
Research in cognitive science has shown that students typically have a difficult time acquiring deep conceptual understanding in domains like mathematics and physics and often rely on textbook examples to solve new problems. The use of prior examples facilitates learning, but the advantage is often limited to very similar problems. One reason students rely so heavily on using prior examples is that they lack a deep understanding for how the principles are instantiated in the examples. We review and present research aimed at helping students learn the relations between principles and examples through generating explanations and making analogies.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 7-10
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
- Pedagogy
= Analogies
Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2007 2007 American Institute of Physics.
DOI:
10.1063/1.2820952
PACS:
01.40.Fk 01.40.gb 01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2007, analogies, case-based reasoning, conceptual learning, education, explanations, learning by example, research initiatives
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T. Nokes and B. Ross, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9007&DocID=1991).
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T. Nokes and B. Ross, Facilitating Conceptual Learning Through Analogy And Explanation, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9007&DocID=1991>.
APA Format
Nokes, T., & Ross, B. (2007, August 1-2). Facilitating Conceptual Learning Through Analogy And Explanation. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved October 26, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9007&DocID=1991
Chicago Format
Nokes, Timothy, and Brian Ross. "Facilitating Conceptual Learning Through Analogy And Explanation." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9007&DocID=1991 (accessed 26 October 2014).
MLA Format
Nokes, Timothy, and Brian Ross. "Facilitating Conceptual Learning Through Analogy And Explanation." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 7-10 Vol. 951 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 26 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9007&DocID=1991>.
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