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Identifying student conceptual resources for understanding electric current
written by Lauren C. Bauman, Jonathan Corcoran, Lisa M. Goodhew, and Amy D. Robertson
Most research focusing on student ideas about electric current frames these ideas as misconceptions, difficulties, and misunderstandings. This paper reports student resources for understanding electric current: ideas that we consider to be the "beginnings" of a scientific understanding. Here, we present three conceptual resources for understanding electric current based on our analysis of 550 written responses to conceptual circuits questions from introductory-level university physics students. Our aim is to offer knowledge that can support physics instructors in identifying and building on these resources during instruction.
Physics Education Research Conference 2020
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: July 22-23, 2020
Pages 33-38
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education Foundations
- Cognition
- Problem Solving
= Heuristics
Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
= Currents
- Electromotive Force and Current
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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Metadata instance created August 27, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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L. Bauman, J. Corcoran, L. Goodhew, and A. Robertson, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15455&DocID=5303).
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L. Bauman, J. Corcoran, L. Goodhew, and A. Robertson, Identifying student conceptual resources for understanding electric current, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15455&DocID=5303>.
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Bauman, L., Corcoran, J., Goodhew, L., & Robertson, A. (2020, July 22-23). Identifying student conceptual resources for understanding electric current. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15455&DocID=5303
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Bauman, L, J. Corcoran, L. Goodhew, and A. Robertson. "Identifying student conceptual resources for understanding electric current." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, July 22-23, 2020. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15455&DocID=5303 (accessed 28 October 2020).
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Bauman, Lauren C., Jonathan Corcoran, Lisa M. Goodhew, and Amy Robertson. "Identifying student conceptual resources for understanding electric current." Physics Education Research Conference 2020. Virtual Conference: 2020. 33-38 of PER Conference. 28 Oct. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15455&DocID=5303>.
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