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written by Saalih Allie and Dedra Demaree
Experimentation appears to be an ideal context in which several key aspects of scientific thinking can be addressed. However, the traditional freshman laboratory does not appear to be successful in doing so. This paper argues that this has much to do with the way in which tasks are formulated. We propose a simple descriptive model based on the notion of the "idea space" that can be used to analyze task formulation that can promote meaningful critical thinking. A number of factors that affect the size of the idea space are discussed, such as conceptual metaphor and the perceived nature of questioning from a socio-cultural perspective, described in terms of knowledge and information flow.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 1-4
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A preprint of the work is available. A hard copy of the PERC 2010 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
DOI:
10.1063/1.3515198
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
Keywords:
Cognition, Introductory laboratories, PERC 2010, Reformed instruction, Socio-cultural perspective
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S. Allie and D. Demaree, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10344&DocID=1820).
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S. Allie and D. Demaree, Toward Meaning and Scientific Thinking in the Traditional Freshman Laboratory: Opening the "Idea Space", presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10344&DocID=1820>.
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Allie, S., & Demaree, D. (2010, July 21-22). Toward Meaning and Scientific Thinking in the Traditional Freshman Laboratory: Opening the "Idea Space". Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10344&DocID=1820
Chicago Format
Allie, Saalih, and Dedra Demaree. "Toward Meaning and Scientific Thinking in the Traditional Freshman Laboratory: Opening the "Idea Space"." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10344&DocID=1820 (accessed 22 October 2014).
MLA Format
Allie, Saalih, and Dedra Demaree. "Toward Meaning and Scientific Thinking in the Traditional Freshman Laboratory: Opening the "Idea Space"." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 1-4 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10344&DocID=1820>.
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