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"Eureka!" "That's funny...": Problematization and value in two classroom epiphanies
written by Gabriel S. Ehrlich and Mats Selen
Recent work in epistemic affect contends that students' affect during inquiry is entangled with their cognition. Epistemic affect affords a lens through which to uncover the etiology of epiphanies, in which a cognitive leap co-occurs with an expression of positive affect. Using video data from a minimally structured physics laboratory classroom, we examine how student problematization (cognition about problems as problems) couples to their excitement. Analysis reveals two connections. First, problematization can set the stage for a future excited realization (an "Archimedean epiphany"). Second, a problem can itself be an excited realization (an "Asimovian epiphany"). We posit that, in both cases, students' attribution of value mediates the connection between cognition and affect: when students frame a certain kind of idea as valuable and then have an idea of that kind, they feel good about it. We conclude by discussing implications for design and facilitation.
Physics Education Research Conference 2018
Part of the PER Conference series
Washington, DC: August 1-2, 2018
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Learning Theory
- Problem Solving
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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PERC 2018
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G. Ehrlich and M. Selen, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14779&DocID=4926).
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G. Ehrlich and M. Selen, "Eureka!" "That's funny...": Problematization and value in two classroom epiphanies, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14779&DocID=4926>.
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Ehrlich, G., & Selen, M. (2018, August 1-2). "Eureka!" "That's funny...": Problematization and value in two classroom epiphanies. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14779&DocID=4926
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Ehrlich, Gabriel S., and Mats Selen. ""Eureka!" "That's funny...": Problematization and value in two classroom epiphanies." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14779&DocID=4926 (accessed 3 March 2021).
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Ehrlich, Gabriel S., and Mats Selen. ""Eureka!" "That's funny...": Problematization and value in two classroom epiphanies." Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC: 2018. of PER Conference. 3 Mar. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14779&DocID=4926>.
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