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written by Dyan L. McBride and Dean A. Zollman
This study focuses on how students apply previous learning of light and basic geometric optics to the context of wavefront aberrometry. In one aspect of this study we compared the application of previous learning of students who had studied light and basic geometric optics in a physics course with those who had not and thus could only apply knowledge obtained in an informal way. We sought to examine what differences exist in the way they construct an understanding of wavefront aberrometry. The data showed that students with no formal instruction tended to rely on experiential knowledge as one would expect. However, the students with formal instruction relied on textbook knowledge and tended to discount or ignore their everyday experiences. We will discuss what this difference in knowledge types might imply about the knowledge construction process.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 209-212
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Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
= Behavior Development
- Cognition
Optics
- Modern Optics
- The Eye
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3266717
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0426754
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01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2009, applied learning, physics education, prior knowledge, transfer
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D. McBride and D. Zollman, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9485&DocID=1358).
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D. McBride and D. Zollman, Applying Knowledge in New Contexts: A Comparison of Pre- and Post-Instruction Students presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9485&DocID=1358>.
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McBride, D., & Zollman, D. (2009, July 29-30). Applying Knowledge in New Contexts: A Comparison of Pre- and Post-Instruction Students. 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=9485&DocID=1358
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McBride, Dyan, and Dean Zollman. "Applying Knowledge in New Contexts: A Comparison of Pre- and Post-Instruction Students." 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=9485&DocID=1358 (accessed 19 April 2014).
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McBride, Dyan, and Dean Zollman. "Applying Knowledge in New Contexts: A Comparison of Pre- and Post-Instruction Students." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 209-212 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 19 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9485&DocID=1358>.
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