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written by Adam Feil and Jose P. Mestre
This study used a recognition memory test and specially constructed pairs of physics diagrams to measure differences between physics experts and novices (who have not taken college physics) in the way simple physics diagrams are encoded in memory. Results show that although physics experts encode aspects and features of physics diagrams that novices do not, in some specific cases novices encode features that experts do not. Physics experts were more likely to encode features of diagrams that were more relevant to the physics depicted. This suggests that the knowledge and experience of physics experts influences the way in which they conceptualize physics diagrams, even in the absence of a question prompt.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 100-103
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
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- Communication
= Representations
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- Physics Education Research
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© 2007 2007 American Institute of Physics.
DOI:
10.1063/1.2820905
PACS:
01.40.Fk 01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2007, diagrams, education, experts and novices, learning by example, physics, recognition memory test
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A. Feil and J. Mestre, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9070&DocID=1987).
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A. Feil and J. Mestre, Expert-Novice Differences on a Recognition Memory Test of Physics Diagrams, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9070&DocID=1987>.
APA Format
Feil, A., & Mestre, J. (2007, August 1-2). Expert-Novice Differences on a Recognition Memory Test of Physics Diagrams. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved October 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9070&DocID=1987
Chicago Format
Feil, Adam, and Jose Mestre. "Expert-Novice Differences on a Recognition Memory Test of Physics Diagrams." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9070&DocID=1987 (accessed 21 October 2014).
MLA Format
Feil, Adam, and Jose Mestre. "Expert-Novice Differences on a Recognition Memory Test of Physics Diagrams." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 100-103 Vol. 951 of PER Conference. 21 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9070&DocID=1987>.
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