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written by Carol Bowman and Gordon J. Aubrecht, II
We report on the investigation of multiple sets of data from an electric circuits Physics by Inquiry course on students' ranking of topic difficulty. Students ranked the difficulty of the preceding class almost every class day and they ranked the difficulty of various course sections on a diagnostic (one diagnostic per section). In the OSU Physics by Inquiry (PbI) class, students--a majority of education undergraduates--work in groups, and are checkpointed as they do experiments in a section. In addition, there is a question of the day at the beginning of almost every class. Here, students are also asked to rank the difficulty, but of the preceding day's classwork. These "difficulty rankings" and student grades (used as a measure of performance) constitute our dataset. We compiled data from four sections of the Spring 2006 and one section of the Spring 2007 Physics by Inquiry electric circuits class. The sections on potential difference appear to be the most difficult.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 61-64
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Instruments
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromotive Force and Current
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
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© 2007 2007 American Institute of Physics.
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10.1063/1.2820947
PACS:
01.40.Fk 01.50.Qb 01.40.Di
Keywords:
PERC 2007, Physics by Inquiry, educational courses, physics, student experiments
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C. Bowman and G. Aubrecht II, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9048&DocID=1979).
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C. Bowman and G. Aubrecht II, Voltage is the Most Difficult Subject for Students in Physics by Inquiry's Electric Circuits Module, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9048&DocID=1979>.
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Bowman, C., & Aubrecht II, G. (2007, August 1-2). Voltage is the Most Difficult Subject for Students in Physics by Inquiry's Electric Circuits Module. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved November 29, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9048&DocID=1979
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Bowman, Carol, and Gordon Aubrecht II. "Voltage is the Most Difficult Subject for Students in Physics by Inquiry's Electric Circuits Module." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9048&DocID=1979 (accessed 29 November 2014).
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Bowman, Carol, and Gordon Aubrecht II. "Voltage is the Most Difficult Subject for Students in Physics by Inquiry's Electric Circuits Module." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 61-64 Vol. 951 of PER Conference. 29 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9048&DocID=1979>.
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