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written by Eugenia Etkina and Ari Eisner
The paper describes a study of students' reflections on their learning in the Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE). ISLE was implemented in two freshmen introductory physics courses for engineering students at risk. Weekly Reports -- structured journals -- were a part of their homework assignments. We found that a thorough reflection on their reasoning based on experimental evidence had a positive effect on student performance. However a surprising finding was that learning from authority was beneficial as well. This result is in contradiction to a similar study conducted by May and Etkina in 2001 in a freshmen course for honors engineering students. The current study therefore suggests that instructors should encourage different ways of knowledge construction when dealing with different student populations.
Physics Education Research Conference 2003
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Madison, WI: August 6-7, 2003
Volume 720, Pages 27-30
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DOI:
10.1063/1.1807246
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Gm
Keywords:
PERC 2003, educational courses, educational institutions, human factors, knowledge construction
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Metadata instance created June 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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July 7, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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E. Etkina and A. Eisner, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2291&DocID=3429).
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E. Etkina and A. Eisner, What did I learn and why do I believe in it?, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2291&DocID=3429>.
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Etkina, E., & Eisner, A. (2003, August 6-7). What did I learn and why do I believe in it?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2291&DocID=3429
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Etkina, Eugenia, and Ari Eisner. "What did I learn and why do I believe in it?." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, August 6-7, 2003. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2291&DocID=3429 (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Etkina, Eugenia, and Ari Eisner. "What did I learn and why do I believe in it?." Physics Education Research Conference 2003. Madison, WI: 2003. 27-30 Vol. 720 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2291&DocID=3429>.
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