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To help students develop the scientific abilities desired in the 21st century workplace, four different types of student design tasks--observation, verification, application, and investigation experiments--have been developed and implemented in our calculus-based introductory courses. Students working in small groups are engaged in designing and conducting their own experiments to observe some physical phenomena, test a physical principle, build a real-life device, solve a complex problem, or conduct an open-inquiry investigation. A preliminary study has shown that, probed by a performance-based task, the identified scientific abilities are more explicitly demonstrated by design-lab students than non-design lab students. In this paper, detailed examples of the design tasks and assessment results will be reported.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 212-215
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© 2007 2007 American Institute of Physics.
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10.1063/1.2820936
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PERC 2007, design of experiments, open-inquiry investigation, physics, problem solving, research initiatives, student experiments
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X. Zou, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9112&DocID=2024).
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X. Zou, Using Students' Design Tasks to Develop Scientific Abilities presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9112&DocID=2024>.
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Zou, X. (2007, August 1-2). Using Students' Design Tasks to Develop Scientific Abilities. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9112&DocID=2024
Chicago Format
Zou, Xueli. "Using Students' Design Tasks to Develop Scientific Abilities." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9112&DocID=2024 (accessed 16 September 2014).
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Zou, Xueli. "Using Students' Design Tasks to Develop Scientific Abilities." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 212-215 Vol. 951 of PER Conference. 16 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9112&DocID=2024>.
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