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Prior to taking a translated version of the Maryland Open Source Tutorials (OSTs) as a stand-alone course, most students at Tokyo Gakugei University in Japan had experienced physics as memorizing laws and equations to use as computational tools. We might expect this reformed physics class, which emphasizes common sense and conceptual reasoning and rarely invokes equations, to produce students who see a disconnect between equation use and intuitive/conceptual reasoning. Many students at Gakugei, however, somehow learned to integrate mathematics into their "constructivist" epistemologies of physics, even though OSTs do not emphasize this integration. Tadao, for example, came to see that although a common-sense solution to a problem is preferable for explaining to someone who doesn't know physics, solving the problem with a quantitative calculation (that connects to physical meaning) can bring clarity and concreteness to communication between experts. How this integration occurred remains an open question for future research.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 190-193
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M. Hull and A. Elby, A conceptual physics class where students found meaning in calculations, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12808&DocID=3342>.
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Hull, M., & Elby, A. (2012, August 1-2). A conceptual physics class where students found meaning in calculations. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved November 27, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12808&DocID=3342
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Hull, Michael, and Andrew Elby. "A conceptual physics class where students found meaning in calculations." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12808&DocID=3342 (accessed 27 November 2014).
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Hull, Michael, and Andrew Elby. "A conceptual physics class where students found meaning in calculations." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 190-193 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 27 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12808&DocID=3342>.
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