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American Journal of Physics
written by William J. Leonard, Robert J. Dufresne, and Jose P. Mestre
We report on the use of qualitative problem-solving strategies in teaching an introductory, calculus-based physics course as a means of highlighting the role played by conceptual knowledge in solving problems. We found that presenting strategies during lectures and in homework solutions provides an excellent opportunity to model for students the type of concept-based, qualitative reasoning that is valued in our profession, and that student-generated strategies serve a diagnostic function by providing instructors with insights on students' conceptual understanding and reasoning. Finally, we found strategies to be effective pedagogical tools for helping students both to identify principles that could be applied to solve specific problems, as well as to recall the major principles covered in the course months after it was over.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 64, Issue 12, Pages 1495-1503
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© 1996 American Journal of Physics
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10.1119/1.18409
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EDUCATIONAL TOOLS, EVALUATION, LEARNING, PHYSICS, Problem Solving
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W. Leonard, R. Dufresne, and J. Mestre, Am. J. Phys. 64 (12), 1495 (1996), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18409).
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W. Leonard, R. Dufresne, and J. Mestre, Using qualitative problem-solving strategies to highlight the role of conceptual knowledge in solving problems Am. J. Phys. 64 (12), 1495 (1996), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18409>.
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Leonard, W., Dufresne, R., & Mestre, J. (1996, December 1). Using qualitative problem-solving strategies to highlight the role of conceptual knowledge in solving problems. Am. J. Phys., 64(12), 1495-1503. Retrieved July 29, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18409
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Leonard, W, R. Dufresne, and J. Mestre. "Using qualitative problem-solving strategies to highlight the role of conceptual knowledge in solving problems." Am. J. Phys. 64, no. 12, (December 1, 1996): 1495-1503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18409 (accessed 29 July 2014).
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Leonard, William, Robert Dufresne, and Jose Mestre. "Using qualitative problem-solving strategies to highlight the role of conceptual knowledge in solving problems." Am. J. Phys. 64.12 (1996): 1495-1503. 29 July 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18409>.
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