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Instructor perspectives on iteration during upper-division optics lab activities
written by Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer, Jacob T. Stanley, and H. J. Lewandowski
Although developing proficiency with modeling is a nationally endorsed learning outcome for upper-division undergraduate physics lab courses, no corresponding research-based assessments exist. Our longterm goal is to develop assessments of students' modeling ability that are relevant across multiple upper-division lab contexts. To this end, we interviewed 19 instructors from 16 institutions about optics lab activities that incorporate photodiodes. Interviews focused on how those activities were designed to engage students in some aspects of modeling. We find that, according to many interviewees, iteration is an important aspect of modeling. In addition, interviewees described four distinct types of iteration: revising apparatuses, revising models, revising data-taking procedures, and repeating data collection using existing apparatuses and procedures. We provide examples of each type of iteration, and discuss implications for the development of future modeling assessments.
Physics Education Research Conference 2017
Part of the PER Conference series
Cincinnati, OH: July 26-27, 2017
Pages 116-119
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Modeling
- Curriculum Development
= Laboratory
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Methods
General Physics
- Scientific Reasoning
Optics
- Modern Optics
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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Dounas-Frazer, D., Stanley, J., & Lewandowski, H. (2017, July 26-27). Instructor perspectives on iteration during upper-division optics lab activities. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved October 20, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14582&DocID=4759
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Dounas-Frazer, D, J. Stanley, and H. Lewandowski. "Instructor perspectives on iteration during upper-division optics lab activities." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14582&DocID=4759 (accessed 20 October 2019).
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Dounas-Frazer, Dimitri, Jacob T. Stanley, and H. J. Lewandowski. "Instructor perspectives on iteration during upper-division optics lab activities." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 116-119 of PER Conference. 20 Oct. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14582&DocID=4759>.
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