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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
written by Edit Yerushalmi, Elisheva Cohen, Kenneth Heller, Patricia Heller, and Charles R. Henderson
This study investigates how the beliefs and values of physics faculty influence their choice of physics problems for their students in an introductory physics course. The study identifies the goals these instructors have for their students, the problem features they believe facilitate those goals, and how those features correspond to problems they choose to use in their classes. This analysis comes from an artifact-based interview of 30 physics faculty teaching introductory calculus-based physics at a wide variety of institutions. The study concludes that instructors' goals and the problem features they believe support those goals align with research-based curricular materials intended to develop competent problem solvers. However, many of these instructors do not use the beneficial problem features because they believe these features conflict with a more powerful set of values concerned with clarity of presentation and minimizing student stress, especially on exams.
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- Pedagogy
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- Behavior
- Teacher Characteristics
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10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.020108
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Keywords:
Instructor Rationale, Problem Features
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E. Yerushalmi, E. Cohen, K. Heller, P. Heller, and C. Henderson, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6 (2), 020108 (2010), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10755&DocID=2202).
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E. Yerushalmi, E. Cohen, K. Heller, P. Heller, and C. Henderson, Instructors' reasons for choosing problem features in a calculus-based introductory physics course Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6 (2), 020108 (2010), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10755&DocID=2202>.
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Yerushalmi, E., Cohen, E., Heller, K., Heller, P., & Henderson, C. (2010, August 25). Instructors' reasons for choosing problem features in a calculus-based introductory physics course. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6(2), 020108. Retrieved July 28, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10755&DocID=2202
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Yerushalmi, E, E. Cohen, K. Heller, P. Heller, and C. Henderson. "Instructors' reasons for choosing problem features in a calculus-based introductory physics course." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6, no. 2, (August 25, 2010): 020108, http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10755&DocID=2202 (accessed 28 July 2014).
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Yerushalmi, Edit, Elisheva Cohen, Kenneth Heller, Patricia Heller, and Charles Henderson. "Instructors' reasons for choosing problem features in a calculus-based introductory physics course." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6.2 (2010): 020108. 28 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10755&DocID=2202>.
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