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written by Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen, Anna Karelina, Maria Ruibal-Villasenor, and David Rosengrant
This paper is the first in a series of three describing a controlled study "Transfer of scientific abilities". The study was conducted in a large enrollment student introductory physics course taught via Investigative Science Learning Environment. Its goal was to find whether designing their own experiments in labs affects students' approaches to experimental problem solving in new areas of physics and in biology, and their learning of physics concepts. The theoretical framework for the design of the study was based on transfer theories such as "preparation for future learning", "actor-oriented transfer", "transfer of situated learning" and "coordination classes". In this paper we describe the design of the study and present data concerning the performance of experimental and control groups on multiple-choice and open-ended exam questions and on the lab exams that assess student understanding of the physics and the reasoning processes used in the lab experiments. We found that the experimental group outperformed the control on lab-based and traditional exams and the difference increased as the year progressed.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 88-91
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- Active Learning
- Curriculum Development
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Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
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© 2007 2007 American Institute of Physics.
DOI:
10.1063/1.2820955
NSF Number:
0241078
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Di
01.40.Ha
01.50.Qb
Keywords:
Investigative Science Learning Environment, PERC 2007, Transfer of scientific abilities, educational courses, experimental problem solving, learning by example, physics, student experiments
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E. Etkina, A. Van Heuvelen, A. Karelina, M. Ruibal-Villasenor, and D. Rosengrant, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9055&DocID=1986).
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E. Etkina, A. Van Heuvelen, A. Karelina, M. Ruibal-Villasenor, and D. Rosengrant, Spending Time on Design: Does It Hurt Physics Learning? presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9055&DocID=1986>.
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Etkina, E., Van Heuvelen, A., Karelina, A., Ruibal-Villasenor, M., & Rosengrant, D. (2007, August 1-2). Spending Time on Design: Does It Hurt Physics Learning?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved July 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9055&DocID=1986
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Etkina, E, A. Van Heuvelen, A. Karelina, M. Ruibal-Villasenor, and D. Rosengrant. "Spending Time on Design: Does It Hurt Physics Learning?." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9055&DocID=1986 (accessed 22 July 2014).
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Etkina, Eugenia, Alan Van Heuvelen, Anna Karelina, Maria Ruibal-Villasenor, and David Rosengrant. "Spending Time on Design: Does It Hurt Physics Learning?." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 88-91 Vol. 951 of PER Conference. 22 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9055&DocID=1986>.
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