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written by Noah S. Podolefsky, Katherine K. Perkins, and Wendy K. Adams
This paper situates PhET computer simulations (sims) in a socio-cultural-historical context. Sims are cultural tools designed to embody certain norms and practices of the physics community, particularly learning through exploration. We focus on interactions between three scales of tools: representations, materials, and environments. We examine critical features of tools across these three scales which support student learning through engaged exploration. We support our claims with data from studies of use of sims in introductory physics laboratories.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 233-236
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Technology
= Multimedia
Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
- Societal Issues
= Cultural Issues
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3266723
NSF Number:
0817582
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Di
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2009, PhET, computer simulations, computer simulations, engaged exploration, physics education research, representation-material-environment interactions, representations, socio-cultural, socio-cultural-historical context, tools
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N. Podolefsky, K. Perkins, and W. Adams, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9491&DocID=1365).
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N. Podolefsky, K. Perkins, and W. Adams, Computer simulations to classrooms: Tools for change presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9491&DocID=1365>.
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Podolefsky, N., Perkins, K., & Adams, W. (2009, July 29-30). Computer simulations to classrooms: Tools for change. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved July 31, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9491&DocID=1365
Chicago Format
Podolefsky, N, K. Perkins, and W. Adams. "Computer simulations to classrooms: Tools for change." 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=9491&DocID=1365 (accessed 31 July 2014).
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Podolefsky, Noah S., Katherine Perkins, and Wendy Adams. "Computer simulations to classrooms: Tools for change." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 233-236 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 31 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9491&DocID=1365>.
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