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Applying cognitive developmental psychology to middle school physics learning: The rule assessment method
written by Nicole R. Hallinen, Min Chi, Doris B. Chin, Joe Prempeh, Kristen P. Blair, and Daniel L. Schwartz
Cognitive developmental psychology often describes children's growing qualitative understanding of the physical world. Physics educators may be able to use the relevant methods to advantage for characterizing changes in students' qualitative reasoning. Siegler1 developed the "rule assessment" method for characterizing levels of qualitative understanding for two factor situations (e.g., volume and mass for density). The method assigns children to rule levels that correspond to the degree they notice and coordinate the two factors. Here, we provide a brief tutorial plus a demonstration of how we have used this method to evaluate instructional outcomes with middle-school students who learned about torque, projectile motion, and collisions using different instructional methods with simulations.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 158-161
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DOI:
10.1063/1.4789676
NSF Number:
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PACSs:
01.40.Fk
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01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2012, developmental psychology, qualitative assessment, student learning
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N. Hallinen, M. Chi, D. Chin, J. Prempeh, K. Blair, and D. Schwartz, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12798&DocID=3334).
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N. Hallinen, M. Chi, D. Chin, J. Prempeh, K. Blair, and D. Schwartz, Applying cognitive developmental psychology to middle school physics learning: The rule assessment method, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12798&DocID=3334>.
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Hallinen, N., Chi, M., Chin, D., Prempeh, J., Blair, K., & Schwartz, D. (2012, August 1-2). Applying cognitive developmental psychology to middle school physics learning: The rule assessment method. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved December 12, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12798&DocID=3334
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Hallinen, N, M. Chi, D. Chin, J. Prempeh, K. Blair, and D. Schwartz. "Applying cognitive developmental psychology to middle school physics learning: The rule assessment method." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12798&DocID=3334 (accessed 12 December 2017).
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Hallinen, Nicole, Min Chi, Doris Chin, Joe Prempeh, Kristen Blair, and Daniel L. Schwartz. "Applying cognitive developmental psychology to middle school physics learning: The rule assessment method." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 158-161 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 12 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12798&DocID=3334>.
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