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American Journal of Physics
written by Donald Hillman, Russell Agne, and H Cohen
195 students randomly chosen from the four courses that constitute the introductory hierarchy of physics courses at the University of Vermont were tested with selected Piagetian tasks. The results obtained from these tasks as well as SAT verbal and mathematics scores were correlated with level of course as well as with final course grade, used as a measure of achievement. Though 58% of the sample were rated at the level of concrete operations, the Piagetian level was found to be only weakly correlated with both level of course and with final course grade. SAT scores were used as controls with the mathematics score correlating highly, in general, with both course level and final grade, and the verbal score not correlating with either. Implications relative to recently proposed changes in curriculum are discussed.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 46, Issue 10, Pages 1026-1029
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© 1978 American Journal of Physics
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10.1119/1.11422
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Piagetian tasks, SAT mathematics scores, SAT verbal scores, University of Vermont, curriculum, physics courses
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D. Hillman, R. Agne, and H. Cohen, Am. J. Phys. 46 (10), 1026 (1978), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.11422).
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D. Hillman, R. Agne, and H. Cohen, Cognitive level and college physics achievement, Am. J. Phys. 46 (10), 1026 (1978), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.11422>.
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Hillman, D., Agne, R., & Cohen, H. (1978, October 1). Cognitive level and college physics achievement. Am. J. Phys., 46(10), 1026-1029. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.11422
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Hillman, D, R. Agne, and H. Cohen. "Cognitive level and college physics achievement." Am. J. Phys. 46, no. 10, (October 1, 1978): 1026-1029, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.11422 (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Hillman, Donald, Russell Agne, and H Cohen. "Cognitive level and college physics achievement." Am. J. Phys. 46.10 (1978): 1026-1029. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.11422>.
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