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American Journal of Physics
written by Eugenia Etkina, Sahana Murthy, and Xueli Zou
The Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE) engages students in processes mirroring the practice of science. Laboratories play a central role in this learning environment. Students in ISLE laboratories design their own experiments to investigate new phenomena, test hypotheses, and solve realistic problems. We discuss various issues associated with implementing these labs in large enrollment introductory physics courses. We present examples of experiments that students design, include a sample of student work, and discuss issues related to the choice of experiments for design and practical implementation. We also review assessment techniques and show results of students' acquisition and transfer of some laboratory-related abilities.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 74, Issue 11, Pages 979-986
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© 2006 American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/1.2238885
Keywords:
Acquisition of Laboratory-Related Skills, Assessment Techniques, Curriculum Design, Investigative Science Learning Environment, Transfer of Laboratory-Related Skills
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Metadata instance created June 25, 2007 by Shawn Weatherford
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E. Etkina, S. Murthy, and X. Zou, Am. J. Phys. 74 (11), 979 (2006), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2238885).
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E. Etkina, S. Murthy, and X. Zou, Using introductory labs to engage students in experimental design, Am. J. Phys. 74 (11), 979 (2006), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2238885>.
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Etkina, E., Murthy, S., & Zou, X. (2006). Using introductory labs to engage students in experimental design. Am. J. Phys., 74(11), 979-986. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2238885
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Etkina, E, S. Murthy, and X. Zou. "Using introductory labs to engage students in experimental design." Am. J. Phys. 74, no. 11, (2006): 979-986, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2238885 (accessed 25 October 2014).
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Etkina, Eugenia, Sahana Murthy, and Xueli Zou. "Using introductory labs to engage students in experimental design." Am. J. Phys. 74.11 (2006): 979-986. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2238885>.
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