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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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E. Etkina, A. Karelina, and M. Ruibal-Villasenor, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 4 (2), 020108 (2008).
Most of the time, instructors of introductory physics limit their goals to students’ acquisition of basic concepts and end-of-the-chapter problem solving efficiency. They overlook…
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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E. Etkina, A. Karelina, S. Murthy, and M. Ruibal-Villasenor, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5 (1), 010109 (2009).
The paper reports on how educational research informed and supported both the process of refinement of introductory physics laboratory instruction and student development of…
  
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V. Otero and K. Gray
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V. Otero and K. Gray, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 160-163.
Instructional techniques based on research in cognitive science and physics education have been used in physics courses to enhance student learning. While dramatic increases in…
Studying Transfer Of Scientific Reasoning Abilities  [ Conference Proceedings ]
  
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E. Etkina, A. Karelina, and M. Ruibal Villasenor
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E. Etkina, A. Karelina, and M. Ruibal Villasenor, PERC 2006 Proceedings, 81-84.
Students taking introductory physics courses not only need to learn the fundamental concepts and to solve simple problems but also need to learn to approach more complex problems and…
American Journal of Physics
  
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A. Van Heuvelen, Am. J. Phys., 59 (10), 891-897 (1991).
This paper reviews research by scientists interested in cognition and pedagogy, which has shown that students have more physics problem solving capability than is usually thought.…
American Journal of Physics
  
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M. Cancula, G. Planinšic, and E. Etkina, Am. J. Phys., 83 (4), 366.
We report detailed observations of three pairs of expert scientists and a pair of advanced undergraduate students solving an experimental optics problem. Using a new method…
  
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A. Sammons, J. Tolmie, R. Rosenblatt, and R. Zich
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A. Sammons, J. Tolmie, R. Rosenblatt, and R. Zich, PERC 2017 Proceedings, 348-351.
This study investigated the impact of an instructional reform on student scientific reasoning skills and general attitudes toward science. The intervention was administered via eight…
  
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S. Fischer, E. Agra, and S. Beilock
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S. Fischer, E. Agra, and S. Beilock, PERC 2017 Proceedings, 132-135.
We have developed a set of activities designed to aid student understanding of torque and center of gravity. The activities exist in three forms, each appropriate for a group member…
  
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D. Dounas-Frazer, J. Stanley, and H. Lewandowski
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D. Dounas-Frazer, J. Stanley, and H. Lewandowski, PERC 2017 Proceedings, 116-119.
Although developing proficiency with modeling is a nationally endorsed learning outcome for upper-division undergraduate physics lab courses, no corresponding research-based…
  
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S. Brahmia, PERC 2017 Proceedings, 64-67.
Physics experts move fluidly between varied meanings of the negative sign associated with physical quantities. Although researching student understanding of negative numbers is…
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