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This paper outlines ongoing research regarding the role evaluative abilities play in student learning. Evaluative abilities refer to a student's capacity for employing several general strategies for checking, critiquing, and judging information. In the context of physics, such information may include proposed problem solutions, proposed models, and conceptual claims. Strategies for evaluating information include dimensional analysis, checking special and limiting cases, and analyzing the assumptions which underlie a model, solution, or claim. Over the past year I have been developing and testing a number of activities designed to promote and assess students' evaluative abilities. I report preliminary results regarding the correlations between students' evaluative abilities and their understanding of physics, and identify future avenues of research.
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 145-148
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
- Student Characteristics
= Ability
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2004 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2084722
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0241078
0336713
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01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2004, education, evaluation strategies, evaluative abilities, physics, research and development management
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A. Warren, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9552&DocID=2824).
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A. Warren, The Role of Evaluative Abilities in Physics Learning, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9552&DocID=2824>.
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Warren, A. (2004, August 4-5). The Role of Evaluative Abilities in Physics Learning. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9552&DocID=2824
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Warren, Aaron. "The Role of Evaluative Abilities in Physics Learning." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9552&DocID=2824 (accessed 25 October 2014).
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Warren, Aaron. "The Role of Evaluative Abilities in Physics Learning." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 145-148 Vol. 790 of PER Conference. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9552&DocID=2824>.
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