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written by Noah S. Podolefsky and Noah D. Finkelstein
In a series of large-scale (N>100) studies of analogy use in college physics, we have explored how, when, and why analogies affect student reasoning. In the first of these studies, we demonstrated that analogies affect student reasoning when taught in a large enrollment physics course. In the present follow-up study, we demonstrate that teaching EM waves concepts implicitly via analogy leads to greater conceptual change compared to teaching explicitly without analogies. Students were divided into two groups, one taught using analogies (string and sound waves) and the other taught without analogies (EM waves only). On a targeted concept question given before and after instruction, students who were taught with analogies outperformed those taught without analogies demonstrating that analogies can affect student reasoning in productive ways, even when taught implicitly. We propose framing as a mechanism to begin to explain why analogies can be productive when used implicitly.
Physics Education Research Conference 2006
Part of the PER Conference series
Syracuse, New York: July 26-27, 2006
Volume 883, Pages 97-100
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Education - Applied Research
- Pedagogy
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
Oscillations & Waves
- General
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© 2006 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2508700
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0410744
0448176
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01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2006, analogies, cognition, electromagnetic waves, teaching methods
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N. Podolefsky and N. Finkelstein, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5231&DocID=2127).
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N. Podolefsky and N. Finkelstein, Reframing Analogy: Framing as a mechanism of analogy use presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5231&DocID=2127>.
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Podolefsky, N., & Finkelstein, N. (2006, July 26-27). Reframing Analogy: Framing as a mechanism of analogy use. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York. Retrieved July 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5231&DocID=2127
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Podolefsky, Noah S., and Noah Finkelstein. "Reframing Analogy: Framing as a mechanism of analogy use." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, July 26-27, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5231&DocID=2127 (accessed 30 July 2014).
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Podolefsky, Noah S., and Noah Finkelstein. "Reframing Analogy: Framing as a mechanism of analogy use." Physics Education Research Conference 2006. Syracuse, New York: 2006. 97-100 Vol. 883 of PER Conference. 30 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5231&DocID=2127>.
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