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written by Michael C. Wittmann
We introduce resource graphs, a representation of linked ideas used when reasoning about specific contexts in physics. Our model is consistent with previous descriptions of coordination classes and resources. It represents mesoscopic scales that are neither knowledge-in-pieces nor large-scale concepts. We use resource graphs to describe several forms of conceptual change: incremental, cascade, wholesale, and dual construction. For each, we give evidence from the physics education research literature to show examples of each form of conceptual change. Where possible, we compare our representation to models used by other researchers. Building on our representation, we analyze another form of conceptual change, differentiation, and suggest several experimental studies that would help understand the differences between reform-based curricula.
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© 2006 American Physical Society
DOE Grant No.:
R125K010106
DOE-FIPSEs:
P116B970186
P116B0000300
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.020105
NSF Numbers:
0410895
9652877
9455561
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
Conceptual change, Model representation, Resource graphs
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Metadata instance created February 7, 2007 by Lyle Barbato
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July 13, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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M. Wittmann, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2 (2), (2006), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.020105).
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M. Wittmann, Using resource graphs to represent conceptual change, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2 (2), (2006), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.020105>.
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Wittmann, M. (2006, August 29). Using resource graphs to represent conceptual change. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 2(2). Retrieved December 10, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.020105
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Wittmann, Michael. "Using resource graphs to represent conceptual change." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2, no. 2, (August 29, 2006), http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.020105 (accessed 10 December 2017).
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Wittmann, Michael. "Using resource graphs to represent conceptual change." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2.2 (2006). 10 Dec. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.020105>.
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