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D. Wagner, J. Rivera, F. Mateycik, and S. Jennings, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 201-204.
This paper reports on methods used to probe student understandings of optical fibers and total internal reflection (TIR). The study was conducted as part of the expansion and…
  
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K. Cummings and E. Grillo, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 185-188.
In this paper we explore students' pre-instruction knowledge of several conceptual and procedural pieces of knowledge that we believe are prerequisite to one's ability to generate…
  
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F. Mateycik, D. Wagner, J. Rivera, and S. Jennings, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 169-172.
This paper reports our research into how students describe and think about optical fibers and the physical phenomena of refraction and total internal reflection (TIR) basic to their…
  
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D. McBride and D. Zollman, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 209-212.
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…
  
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D. Schuster, A. Undreiu, and B. Adams, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 184-187.
Problem-solving is an important part of physics teaching, learning and assessment. It is widely assumed that the way that experts solve problems, and students should, is by…
  
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D. McBride and D. Zollman, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 148-151.
We describe a qualitative study of student understanding of the functions of the human eye and the resources used in understanding wavefront aberrometry, a relatively new method of…
  
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A. Undreiu, D. Schuster, and B. Adams, PERC 2008 Proceedings, 211-214.
We have investigated how students tackle problems in geometric optics involving ray construction, to try to understand the nature and origin of the surprisingly wide variety of…
  
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D. Brookes, B. Ross, and J. Mestre, PERC 2008 Proceedings, 83-86.
In physics instruction we often begin by presenting students with an abstract principle, and then illustrating the principle with one or more examples. We hope that students will use…
  
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D. McBride and D. Zollman, PERC 2008 Proceedings, 159-162.
We present a qualitative study from group learning and teaching interviews that were conducted as part of ongoing research to examine how students use their physics knowledge in…
  
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A. Johnson, PERC 2008 Proceedings, 26-29.
We have used PER-based course materials to teach various physics topics to Tibetan Buddhist monks over the last four years. While listening to the monks' ideas through interpreters,…
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