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Multiple Representations and Epistemic Games in Introductory Physics Exam Solutions
written by Adrienne L. Traxler, Jonathan V. Mahadeo, Daryl McPadden, and Eric Brewe
Previous analysis of common exam questions in introductory physics at Florida International University has revealed differences in the number and type of epistemic games played by students in their solutions. Separated by course format (lecture/lab, lecture/lab/recitation, or inquiry-based), student work also shows varying use of multiple representational tools. Here we examine representation use in more detail to establish a descriptive picture of representation use across multiple instructors and course formats. We then compare these profiles with the epistemic games played by students, asking whether the same epistemic game shows the same pattern of representational tools across course types. We find that patterns of representation use vary by course format, but there are generally not clear representational "signatures" to uniquely identify epistemic games.
Physics Education Research Conference 2014
Part of the PER Conference series
Minneapolis, MN: July 30-31, 2014
Pages 247-250
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Education - Basic Research
- Problem Solving
= Frameworks
= Processes
= Representational Use
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2014.pr.058
NSF Number:
0802184
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2014, problem solving, representation use
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Metadata instance created April 28, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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A. Traxler, J. Mahadeo, D. McPadden, and E. Brewe, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13498&DocID=4093).
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A. Traxler, J. Mahadeo, D. McPadden, and E. Brewe, Multiple Representations and Epistemic Games in Introductory Physics Exam Solutions, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13498&DocID=4093>.
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Traxler, A., Mahadeo, J., McPadden, D., & Brewe, E. (2014, July 30-31). Multiple Representations and Epistemic Games in Introductory Physics Exam Solutions. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved April 1, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13498&DocID=4093
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Traxler, A, J. Mahadeo, D. McPadden, and E. Brewe. "Multiple Representations and Epistemic Games in Introductory Physics Exam Solutions." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, July 30-31, 2014. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13498&DocID=4093 (accessed 1 April 2020).
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Traxler, Adrienne, Jonathan Mahadeo, Daryl McPadden, and Eric Brewe. "Multiple Representations and Epistemic Games in Introductory Physics Exam Solutions." Physics Education Research Conference 2014. Minneapolis, MN: 2014. 247-250 of PER Conference. 1 Apr. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13498&DocID=4093>.
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