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written by Eugenia Etkina, Michael Gentile, Anna Karelina, Maria Ruibal-Villasenor, and Gregory Suran
"Preparation for future learning" is a term describing a new approach to transfer. In addition to focusing on learning environments that help students better apply developed knowledge in new situations; education researchers are searching for educational interventions that better prepare students to learn new information. The pioneering studies in this field were conducted by J. Branford and D. Schwartz in psychology and mathematics, specifically in the area of statistics. They found that students who engaged in innovation before being exposed to new material, learned better. We attempted to replicate their experiments in the field of physics, specifically in the area of conductivity. Using two experimental conditions and one control, we compared student learning of thermal and electrical conductivity from a written text. We present the results of groups' performance on seven qualitative questions after their learning in this area.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 141-144
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© 2009 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.3266698
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0241078
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01.40.d
01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
01.50.Qb
Keywords:
PERC 2009, PFL, educational interventions, engaged learning environment, innovation, innovation and design labs, physics instructional labs, preparation for future learning transfer, transfer
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E. Etkina, M. Gentile, A. Karelina, M. Ruibal-Villasenor, and G. Suran, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9456&DocID=1342).
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E. Etkina, M. Gentile, A. Karelina, M. Ruibal-Villasenor, and G. Suran, Searching for “Preparation for Future Learning” in Physics presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9456&DocID=1342>.
APA Format
Etkina, E., Gentile, M., Karelina, A., Ruibal-Villasenor, M., & Suran, G. (2009, July 29-30). Searching for “Preparation for Future Learning” in Physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved April 19, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9456&DocID=1342
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Etkina, E, M. Gentile, A. Karelina, M. Ruibal-Villasenor, and G. Suran. "Searching for “Preparation for Future Learning” in Physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29-30, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9456&DocID=1342 (accessed 19 April 2014).
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Etkina, Eugenia, Michael Gentile, Anna Karelina, Maria Ruibal-Villasenor, and Gregory Suran. "Searching for “Preparation for Future Learning” in Physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 141-144 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 19 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9456&DocID=1342>.
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