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written by David A. Sears and Daniel L. Schwartz
In physics experiments, a great deal of effort is spent calibrating instruments. These include instruments that precipitate some event, and instruments that measure the effects of those events. Design research in the learning sciences often focuses on precipitating learning events, but it does not pay equal attention to designing effective measures. We present the results of a study that compared two types of instruction on students working alone or in pairs. We show how one measure, common to most studies of learning, failed to detect any effects. Then we show how a second measure, called a Preparation for Future Learning measure, detected important differences. Specifically, pairs working to invent solutions to problems in statistics were more prepared to learn about new, related types of statistics than pairs who were shown how to solve the original problems, as well as individuals who invented or were shown how to solve the original problems.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 15-18
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Education - Applied Research
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- Learning Theory
- Research Design & Methodology
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10.1063/1.2820921
PACS:
01.40.Fk 01.40.Ha 01.40.gf 01.50.Kw
Keywords:
PERC 2007, Preparation for Future Learning, instrumentation, learning by example, physics, research initiatives
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D. Sears and D. Schwartz, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9009&DocID=1992).
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D. Sears and D. Schwartz, Instrumentation in Learning Research, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9009&DocID=1992>.
APA Format
Sears, D., & Schwartz, D. (2007, August 1-2). Instrumentation in Learning Research. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved November 28, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9009&DocID=1992
Chicago Format
Sears, David A., and Daniel L. Schwartz. "Instrumentation in Learning Research." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9009&DocID=1992 (accessed 28 November 2014).
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Sears, David A., and Daniel L. Schwartz. "Instrumentation in Learning Research." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 15-18 Vol. 951 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 28 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9009&DocID=1992>.
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