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written by Wendy K. Adams, Archie Paulson, and Carl E. Wieman
We became teachers because we want everyone to be able to see through science the elegance in nature as we do. Our instincts and training may lead us to "tell" students about science and math as we understand it. Unfortunately research has shown that simply telling is not always the most effective way to share our understanding. Simulations are a valuable instructional resource and can provide a wealth of data about student engagement and learning. Approximately 250 interviews have been conducted with simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology (PhET) Project. We've conducted interviews using several different levels of guidance and found that the nature of guidance influences the amount of student engagement. Minimal but nonzero guidance with many of these simulations promotes optimum engaged exploration and learning.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 59-62
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© 2008 American Institute of Physics
A hard copy of the PERC 2008 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
DOI:
10.1063/1.3021273
PACS:
01.40.-d 01.50.F- 01.50.H- 01.50.Lc 01.40.gb 01.40.Fk 01.50.ht 01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2008, PhET, educational aids, educational courses, educational technology, engagement, engineering education, interviews, learning, learning (artificial intelligence), mental framework, physics education research, research and development management, scientific information systems, simulations
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W. Adams, A. Paulson, and C. Wieman, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7985&DocID=701).
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W. Adams, A. Paulson, and C. Wieman, What Levels of Guidance Promote Engaged Exploration with Interactive Simulations?, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7985&DocID=701>.
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Adams, W., Paulson, A., & Wieman, C. (2008, July 23-24). What Levels of Guidance Promote Engaged Exploration with Interactive Simulations?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved November 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7985&DocID=701
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Adams, W, A. Paulson, and C. Wieman. "What Levels of Guidance Promote Engaged Exploration with Interactive Simulations?." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7985&DocID=701 (accessed 20 November 2014).
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Adams, Wendy, Archie Paulson, and Carl Wieman. "What Levels of Guidance Promote Engaged Exploration with Interactive Simulations?." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 59-62 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 20 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7985&DocID=701>.
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