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written by Rasil Warnakulasooriya and Lei Bao
We give two examples on how students' reasoning is dependent on the context of the questions. In the first example concerning the grounding of a neutral metal in the presence of a positive external charge, we show how relations can be thought of as preserved between two related questions. In the second example, concerning the grounding of a neutral metal in the presence of a negative external charge, we show how the reasoning is dependent on the fundamental ontological reasoning students have with respect to what type of charge is capable of movement. The implication for instruction is that a set of related questions as discussed in the paper can be used to elucidate and address the fundamental limitations of students' reasoning.
Physics Education Research Conference 2003
Part of the PER Conference series
Madison, WI: August 6-7, 2003
Volume 720, Pages 109-112
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10.1063/1.1807266
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01.40.Fk
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PERC 2003, educational courses, electromagnetism, human factors, question context, student experiments, students' reasoning, teaching
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R. Warnakulasooriya and L. Bao, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3007&DocID=3417).
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R. Warnakulasooriya and L. Bao, Students' reasoning across contexts, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3007&DocID=3417>.
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Warnakulasooriya, R., & Bao, L. (2003, August 6-7). Students' reasoning across contexts. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI. Retrieved December 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3007&DocID=3417
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Warnakulasooriya, Rasil, and Lei Bao. "Students' reasoning across contexts." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, August 6-7, 2003. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3007&DocID=3417 (accessed 20 December 2014).
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Warnakulasooriya, Rasil, and Lei Bao. "Students' reasoning across contexts." Physics Education Research Conference 2003. Madison, WI: 2003. 109-112 Vol. 720 of PER Conference. 20 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3007&DocID=3417>.
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