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written by Maria Ruibal-Villasenor, Eugenia Etkina, Anna Karelina, David Rosengrant, Rebecca Jordan, and Alan Van Heuvelen
This paper is the third in a series of three describing a controlled study "Transfer of scientific abilities". The study was conducted in a large-enrollment introductory physics course taught via Investigative Science Learning Environment. Its goal was to find whether designing their own experiments in labs affects students' approaches to experimental problem solving in new areas of physics and in biology and their learning of physics concepts. The part of the project presented in this paper involves students in the experimental and control groups solving a biology-related problem that required designing an experiment and evaluating the findings. We found that students who were in the sections where they had to design their own experiments during the semester were able to transfer the abilities they acquired in physics laboratories to solve a novel biology problem.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 96-99
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
- Curriculum Development
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Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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DOI:
10.1063/1.2820957
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0241078
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01.50.Qb
01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
Keywords:
Investigative Science Learning Environment, PERC 2007, Transfer of scientific abilities, educational aids, experimental problem solving, learning by example, physics, student experiments
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M. Ruibal-Villasenor, E. Etkina, A. Karelina, D. Rosengrant, R. Jordan, and A. Van Heuvelen, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9069&DocID=1998).
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M. Ruibal-Villasenor, E. Etkina, A. Karelina, D. Rosengrant, R. Jordan, and A. Van Heuvelen, From Physics to Biology: Helping Students Attain All-Terrain Knowledge presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9069&DocID=1998>.
APA Format
Ruibal-Villasenor, M., Etkina, E., Karelina, A., Rosengrant, D., Jordan, R., & Van Heuvelen, A. (2007, August 1-2). From Physics to Biology: Helping Students Attain All-Terrain Knowledge. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved August 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9069&DocID=1998
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Ruibal-Villasenor, M, E. Etkina, A. Karelina, D. Rosengrant, R. Jordan, and A. Van Heuvelen. "From Physics to Biology: Helping Students Attain All-Terrain Knowledge." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9069&DocID=1998 (accessed 23 August 2014).
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Ruibal-Villasenor, Maria, Eugenia Etkina, Anna Karelina, David Rosengrant, Rebecca Jordan, and Alan Van Heuvelen. "From Physics to Biology: Helping Students Attain All-Terrain Knowledge." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 96-99 Vol. 951 of PER Conference. 23 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9069&DocID=1998>.
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