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written by Luke Conlin, Ayush Gupta, Rachel E. Scherr, and David Hammer
We investigate the dynamics of student behaviors (posture, gesture, vocal register, visual focus) and the substance of their reasoning during collaborative work on inquiry-based physics tutorials. Scherr has characterized student activity during tutorials as observable clusters of behaviors separated by sharp transitions, and has argued that these behavioral modes reflect students' epistemological framing of what they are doing, i.e., their sense of what is taking place with respect to knowledge. We analyze students' verbal reasoning during several tutorial sessions using the framework of Russ, and find a strong correlation between certain behavioral modes and the scientific quality of students' explanations. We suggest that this is due to a dynamic coupling of how students behave, how they frame an activity, and how they reason during that activity. This analysis supports the earlier claims of a dynamic between behavior and epistemology. We discuss implications for research and instruction.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 69-72
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Education - Applied Research
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Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
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- Cognition
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DOI:
10.1063/1.2820949
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0440113
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.30.Rr
01.70.+w
Keywords:
PERC 2007, behavioural sciences, inquiry-based physics tutorials, philosophical aspects, physics, research initiatives, student behaviors
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L. Conlin, A. Gupta, R. Scherr, and D. Hammer, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9050&DocID=1981).
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L. Conlin, A. Gupta, R. Scherr, and D. Hammer, The Dynamics of Students' Behaviors and Reasoning during Collaborative Physics Tutorial Sessions, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9050&DocID=1981>.
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Conlin, L., Gupta, A., Scherr, R., & Hammer, D. (2007, August 1-2). The Dynamics of Students' Behaviors and Reasoning during Collaborative Physics Tutorial Sessions. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9050&DocID=1981
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Conlin, L, A. Gupta, R. Scherr, and D. Hammer. "The Dynamics of Students' Behaviors and Reasoning during Collaborative Physics Tutorial Sessions." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9050&DocID=1981 (accessed 1 October 2014).
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Conlin, Luke, Ayush Gupta, Rachel Scherr, and David Hammer. "The Dynamics of Students' Behaviors and Reasoning during Collaborative Physics Tutorial Sessions." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 69-72 Vol. 951 of PER Conference. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9050&DocID=1981>.
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