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E. Yerushalmi, A. Mason, E. Cohen, and C. Singh, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 23-26.
Previously we discussed how well students in an introductory physics course diagnosed their mistakes on a quiz problem with different levels of scaffolding support. In that case, the…
  
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C. Singh and G. Zhu, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 63-66.
We are investigating cognitive issues in learning quantum mechanics in order to develop effective teaching and learning tools. The analysis of cognitive issues is particularly…
  
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V. Otero, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 35-38.
Over the past 10 years I have been using socio-cultural theoretical perspectives to understand how people learn physics in a highly interactive, inquiry-based physics course such as…
  
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D. Meltzer, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 31-34.
I discuss some observations from using interactive-engagement instructional methods in an upper-level thermal physics course over a two-year period. From the standpoint of the…
  
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C. Manogue and E. Gire, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 19-22.
One of the primary goals, as students transition from the lower-division to upper-division courses is to facilitate the cognitive development needed for work as a physicist. The…
  
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S. Chasteen and S. Pollock, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 7-10.
As part of our efforts to systematically improve our junior-level Electricity & Magnetism I (Electro- and Magneto-Statics) course, we have developed a conceptual instrument, the CUE…
  
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B. Ambrose, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 3-6.
Ongoing research in physics education has demonstrated that physics majors often do not develop a working knowledge of basic concepts in mechanics, even after standard instruction in…
  
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K. Dunbar, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 15-18.
Fundamental concepts in physics such as Newtonian mechanics are surprisingly difficult to learn and discover. Over the past decade we have used an educational neuroscience approach…
  
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A. diSessa, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 11-14.
This paper sketches a careful analysis of an exceptional classroom event where students develop, without explicit instruction, a model equivalent to Newton’s thermal law as a…
  
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Editors: M. Vicentini and E. Sassi; Publisher: International Commission of Physics Education - Book
This is the second volume in a series to make available the results of Physics Education Research (PER) worldwide to those involved in physics education (PE). This volume is…
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