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written by David T. Brookes and Eugenia Etkina
To understand the role of language in learning physics, we will treat it as one possible representation of a physical model. We will then present a theoretical framework that enables us to identify physical models encoded in language. We will present data showing that physicists use linguistic representations to reason productively about physical systems and problems. We will also present a case study and supporting evidence to argue that these linguistic representations are being used and applied by physics students when they reason. Sometimes students misapply and overextend these linguistic representations. This study allows us to understand and account for some student difficulties.
Physics Education Research Conference 2005
Part of the PER Conference series
Salt Lake City, Utah: August 10-11, 2005
Volume 818, Pages 57-60
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Communication
= Language
= Representations
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
Quantum Physics
- General
- Reference Material
= Research study
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2177022
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© 2005 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2177022
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
Keywords:
PERC 2005, linguistic representations, role of language in learning physics, student difficulties, teaching
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D. Brookes and E. Etkina, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8914&DocID=2826).
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D. Brookes and E. Etkina, Do Our Words Really Matter? Case Studies from Quantum Mechanics presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8914&DocID=2826>.
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Brookes, D., & Etkina, E. (2005, August 10-11). Do Our Words Really Matter? Case Studies from Quantum Mechanics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved July 31, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8914&DocID=2826
Chicago Format
Brookes, David T., and Eugenia Etkina. "Do Our Words Really Matter? Case Studies from Quantum Mechanics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 10-11, 2005. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8914&DocID=2826 (accessed 31 July 2014).
MLA Format
Brookes, David T., and Eugenia Etkina. "Do Our Words Really Matter? Case Studies from Quantum Mechanics." Physics Education Research Conference 2005. Salt Lake City, Utah: 2005. 57-60 Vol. 818 of PER Conference. 31 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8914&DocID=2826>.
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