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Sense-making with Inscriptions in Quantum Mechanics
written by Erin Ronayne Sohr, Ayush Gupta, Andrew Elby, and Benjamin W. Dreyfus
We focus on a student Chad's sense-making with representations (inscriptions) of both standard forms found in quantum textbooks and emergently constructed non-standard forms. Through fine-timescale analysis of video from a clinical interview, we document the different ways in which the inscription becomes embedded in the student's reasoning. Our findings show that the inscriptional system generated by Chad shapes, and is shaped by, his sense-making and causal reasoning, and that the standard forms recruited can provide a space for action, beyond that of simple read-out. We briefly touch on some guiding instructional design choices and directions of future research.
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 20-21, 2016
Pages 324-327
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Education Foundations
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Communication
= Representations
- Learning Theory
= Representations
- Problem Solving
= Representational Use
- Upper Undergraduate
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= Research study
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10.1119/perc.2016.pr.076
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Metadata instance created December 1, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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E. Sohr, A. Gupta, A. Elby, and B. Dreyfus, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14261&DocID=4615).
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E. Sohr, A. Gupta, A. Elby, and B. Dreyfus, Sense-making with Inscriptions in Quantum Mechanics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14261&DocID=4615>.
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Sohr, E., Gupta, A., Elby, A., & Dreyfus, B. (2016, July 20-21). Sense-making with Inscriptions in Quantum Mechanics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved December 17, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14261&DocID=4615
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Sohr, E, A. Gupta, A. Elby, and B. Dreyfus. "Sense-making with Inscriptions in Quantum Mechanics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14261&DocID=4615 (accessed 17 December 2017).
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Sohr, Erin Ronayne, Ayush Gupta, Andrew Elby, and Benjamin Dreyfus. "Sense-making with Inscriptions in Quantum Mechanics." Physics Education Research Conference 2016. Sacramento, CA: 2016. 324-327 of PER Conference. 17 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14261&DocID=4615>.
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