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written by Vincent P. Coletta and Jeffery A. Phillips
We report on the Thinking in Physics project, which helps students who demonstrate weak scientific reasoning skills, as measured by low pre-instruction scores on the Lawson Test of Scientific Reasoning Ability. Without special help, such students are unlikely to achieve a good conceptual understanding of introductory mechanics. Student participants have demonstrated post-instruction improvement on the Lawson test and significantly higher normalized FCI gains than would have been predicted on the basis of pre-instruction Lawson scores.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 117-120
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- Instructional Material Design
Education - Basic Research
- Student Characteristics
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Report
= Research study
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© 2009 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.3266691
NSF Number:
0633353
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Lawson Test of Scientific Reasoning Ability, PERC 2009, Thinking in Physics project, conceptual understanding, introductory mechanics, scientific reasoning
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V. Coletta and J. Phillips, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9464&DocID=1332).
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V. Coletta and J. Phillips, Addressing Barriers to Conceptual Understanding in IE Physics Classes, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9464&DocID=1332>.
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Coletta, V., & Phillips, J. (2009, July 29-30). Addressing Barriers to Conceptual Understanding in IE Physics Classes. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9464&DocID=1332
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Coletta, Vincent, and Jeffery Phillips. "Addressing Barriers to Conceptual Understanding in IE Physics Classes." 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=9464&DocID=1332 (accessed 25 October 2014).
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Coletta, Vincent, and Jeffery Phillips. "Addressing Barriers to Conceptual Understanding in IE Physics Classes." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 117-120 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9464&DocID=1332>.
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