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written by Patrick B. Kohl and Noah D. Finkelstein
It is generally believed that students should use multiple representations in solving certain physics problems. In this study, we interview expert and novice physicists as they solve two types of multiple representations problems: those in which multiple representations are provided for them, and those in which the students must construct their own representations. We analyze in detail the types of representations subjects use and the order and manner in which they are used. Somewhat surprisingly, both experts and novices make significant use of multiple representations. Some differences emerge: Expert use of multiple representations is more dense in time, and novices tend to move between the available representations more often. In addition, we find that an examination of multiple representation use alone is inadequate to fully characterize a problem-solving episode; one must also consider the purpose behind the use of the available representations.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 132-135
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
Education - Basic Research
- Communication
= Representations
- Learning Theory
= Representations
- Problem Solving
= Expert-Novice Comparisons
= Representational Use
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2007 2007 American Institute of Physics.
DOI:
10.1063/1.2820914
PACS:
01.40.Fk 01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2007, expert-novice differences, learning by example, multiple representations, physics, problem solving, research initiatives, student experiments
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P. Kohl and N. Finkelstein, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9087&DocID=2004).
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P. Kohl and N. Finkelstein, Expert and Novice Use of Multiple Representations During Physics Problem Solving, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9087&DocID=2004>.
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Kohl, P., & Finkelstein, N. (2007, August 1-2). Expert and Novice Use of Multiple Representations During Physics Problem Solving. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9087&DocID=2004
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Kohl, Patrick B., and Noah Finkelstein. "Expert and Novice Use of Multiple Representations During Physics Problem Solving." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9087&DocID=2004 (accessed 1 October 2014).
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Kohl, Patrick B., and Noah Finkelstein. "Expert and Novice Use of Multiple Representations During Physics Problem Solving." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 132-135 Vol. 951 of PER Conference. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9087&DocID=2004>.
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