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American Journal of Physics
written by Peter W. Hewson
This article describes a microcomputer program which was designed to diagnose students who use a position criterion for judging when two objects are moving with the same velocity, i.e., who say that when two objects are at the same position, their velocities are equal. Students who use this criterion are directed to the remedial part of the program which was designed in accord with a model of learning as conceptual change. The program has been used with more than 120 students at different educational levels. Results reported in this article show that the program has been effective in changing students' alternative conceptions of velocity, i.e., as a result of using the program they were able to judge relative velocity correctly.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 53, Issue 7, Pages 684-690
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Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
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© 1985 American Journal of Physics
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DOI:
10.1119/1.14285
Keywords:
microcomputer program, velocity
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Metadata instance created July 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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September 27, 2007 by Rebecca Barbato
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July 1, 1985
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P. Hewson, Am. J. Phys. 53 (7), 684 (1985), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.14285).
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P. Hewson, Diagnosis and remediation of an alternative conception of velocity using a microcomputer program Am. J. Phys. 53 (7), 684 (1985), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.14285>.
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Hewson, P. (1985, July 1). Diagnosis and remediation of an alternative conception of velocity using a microcomputer program. Am. J. Phys., 53(7), 684-690. Retrieved July 26, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.14285
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Hewson, Peter. "Diagnosis and remediation of an alternative conception of velocity using a microcomputer program." Am. J. Phys. 53, no. 7, (July 1, 1985): 684-690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.14285 (accessed 26 July 2014).
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Hewson, Peter. "Diagnosis and remediation of an alternative conception of velocity using a microcomputer program." Am. J. Phys. 53.7 (1985): 684-690. 26 July 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.14285>.
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