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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
written by Eugenia Etkina, Anna Karelina, Sahana Murthy, and Maria Ruibal-Villasenor
The paper reports on how educational research informed and supported both the process of refinement of introductory physics laboratory instruction and student development of scientific abilities. In particular we focus on how the action research approach paradigm combined with instructional approaches such as scaffolding and formative assessment can be used to design the learning environment, investigate student learning, revise curriculum materials, and conduct subsequent assessment. As the result of the above efforts we found improvement in students' scientific abilities over the course of three years. We suggest that the process used to improve the curriculum under study can be extended to many instructional innovations.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
- Curriculum Development
= Laboratory
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Formative Assessment
- Research Design & Methodology
General Physics
- Scientific Reasoning
- Lower Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Research study
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American Physical Society
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.010109
NSF Numbers:
0529065
0241078
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Di
01.40.G-
01.50.Qb
Keywords:
Action Research, Formative Assessment, ISLE
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created February 16, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
Record Updated:
May 21, 2012 by Vince Kuo
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June 3, 2009
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E. Etkina, A. Karelina, S. Murthy, and M. Ruibal-Villasenor, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5 (1), 010109 (2009), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.010109).
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E. Etkina, A. Karelina, S. Murthy, and M. Ruibal-Villasenor, Using action research to improve learning and formative assessment to conduct research, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5 (1), 010109 (2009), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.010109>.
APA Format
Etkina, E., Karelina, A., Murthy, S., & Ruibal-Villasenor, M. (2009, June 3). Using action research to improve learning and formative assessment to conduct research. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5(1), 010109. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.010109
Chicago Format
Etkina, E, A. Karelina, S. Murthy, and M. Ruibal-Villasenor. "Using action research to improve learning and formative assessment to conduct research." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5, no. 1, (June 3, 2009): 010109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.010109 (accessed 16 December 2017).
MLA Format
Etkina, Eugenia, Anna Karelina, Sahana Murthy, and Maria Ruibal-Villasenor. "Using action research to improve learning and formative assessment to conduct research." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 5.1 (2009): 010109. 16 Dec. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.010109>.
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