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A. Gupta, A. Elby, and L. Conlin, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 10 (1), 010113 (2014).
Many science education researchers have argued that learners’ commitment to a substance (matter-based) ontology impedes the learning of scientific concepts that scientists typically…
American Journal of Physics
  
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E. Etkina, Am. J. Phys., 83 (8), 669-679 (2015).
This article is a written version of my acceptance speech upon receiving the Millikan Medal at the 2014 Summer AAPT meeting. In the talk I shared an approach to learning and teaching…
  
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G. Duffy, S. Chance, and B. Bowe, 40th SEFI Conference (2012).
A novice designer is prone to making premature decisions. He may quickly jump to posing solutions and view design as a linear, step-by-step process. An experienced designer is much…
Science Education
  
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F. Lubben, B. Campbell, A. Buffler, and S. Allie, Sci. Educ., 85 (4), 311-327 (2001).
The procedural understanding of university students at the freshman level, prior to instruction, has been investigated in the context of experimental work in physics. A written…
  
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Skill with different representations and multiple representations is highly valued in physics, and prior work has shown that novice physics students can struggle with the…
  
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A. Pawl, A. Barrantes, and D. Pritchard, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 51-54.
We describe a modeling approach to help students learn expert problem solving. Models are used to present and hierarchically organize the syllabus content and apply it to problem…
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C. Ogilvie, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5 (2), 020102 (2009).
Most students struggle when faced with complex and open-ended tasks because the strategies taught in schools and universities simply require ?nding and applying the correct formulae…
  
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The purpose of this research was to produce a problem solving evaluation tool for physics. To do this it was necessary to gain a thorough understanding of how students solve…
  
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P. Kohl and N. Finkelstein, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 121-124.
Student problem-solving ability appears to be tied to the representational format of the problem (math, pictorial, graphical, verbal). In a study of a 367-student algebra-based…
  
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D. Rosengrant, C. Thomson, and T. Mzoughi, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 249-252.
In order to help introductory physics students understand and learn to solve problems with circuits, we must first understand how they differ from experts. This preliminary study…
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