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Learning about the Energy of a Hurricane System through an Estimation Epistemic Game
written by Bahar Modir, Paul W. Irving, Steven F. Wolf, and Eleanor C. Sayre
As part of a study into students' problem solving behaviors, we asked upper-division physics students to solve estimation problems in clinical interviews. We use the Resources Framework and epistemic games to describe students' problem solving moves. We present a new epistemic game, the "estimation epistemic game". In the estimation epistemic game, students break the larger problem into a series of smaller, tractable problems. Within each sub-problem, they try to remember a method for solving the problem, and use estimation and reasoning abilities to justify their answers. We demonstrate how a single case study student plays the game to estimate the total energy in a hurricane. Finally, we discuss the implications of epistemic game analysis for other estimation problems.
Physics Education Research Conference 2014
Part of the PER Conference series
Minneapolis, MN: July 30-31, 2014
Pages 191-194
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Problem Solving
= Metacognition
= Processes
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1119/perc.2014.pr.044
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Estimation epistemic game, PERC 2014, hurricane problem, resources
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B. Modir, P. Irving, S. Wolf, and E. Sayre, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13480&DocID=4079).
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B. Modir, P. Irving, S. Wolf, and E. Sayre, Learning about the Energy of a Hurricane System through an Estimation Epistemic Game, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13480&DocID=4079>.
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Modir, B., Irving, P., Wolf, S., & Sayre, E. (2014, July 30-31). Learning about the Energy of a Hurricane System through an Estimation Epistemic Game. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved June 7, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13480&DocID=4079
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Modir, B, P. Irving, S. Wolf, and E. Sayre. "Learning about the Energy of a Hurricane System through an Estimation Epistemic Game." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, July 30-31, 2014. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13480&DocID=4079 (accessed 7 June 2020).
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Modir, Bahar, Paul Irving, Steven Wolf, and Eleanor Sayre. "Learning about the Energy of a Hurricane System through an Estimation Epistemic Game." Physics Education Research Conference 2014. Minneapolis, MN: 2014. 191-194 of PER Conference. 7 June 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13480&DocID=4079>.
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