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Investigating peer and teaching assistant interactions of physics students working on computational coding
written by Zack Rowatt, Rebecca Rosenblatt, and Raymond Zich
Video and audio data were recorded from five computational coding based labs completed as part of an introductory modern physics course. Three small cube cameras, a larger camera with microphone that could see the whole room, and four live scribe pens recording additional audio were used to document the activities. Several themes emerged from the videos. A major theme was how lab time was spent (on task vs. off task, about physics vs. about computation, on general principles vs. solving a specific problem, working alone vs. together) and what caused students to transition between these different activities. Other major themes were the mood and engagement of students while working in these different areas and where/how patterns of communication were different from those seen for non-computational problem solving activities. We will present these findings and discuss their implications for peer communication and learning in introductory computational physics courses.
Physics Education Research Conference 2017
Part of the PER Conference series
Cincinnati, OH: July 26-27, 2017
Pages 340-343
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Education - Applied Research
- Instructional Material Design
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Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
= Social Interaction
- Communication
- Problem Solving
- Sample Population
= Instructor: TA
General Physics
- Computational Physics
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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Z. Rowatt, R. Rosenblatt, and R. Zich, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14639&DocID=4816).
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Z. Rowatt, R. Rosenblatt, and R. Zich, Investigating peer and teaching assistant interactions of physics students working on computational coding, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14639&DocID=4816>.
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Rowatt, Z., Rosenblatt, R., & Zich, R. (2017, July 26-27). Investigating peer and teaching assistant interactions of physics students working on computational coding. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved April 7, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14639&DocID=4816
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Rowatt, Z, R. Rosenblatt, and R. Zich. "Investigating peer and teaching assistant interactions of physics students working on computational coding." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14639&DocID=4816 (accessed 7 April 2020).
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Rowatt, Zack, Rebecca Rosenblatt, and Raymond Zich. "Investigating peer and teaching assistant interactions of physics students working on computational coding." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 340-343 of PER Conference. 7 Apr. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14639&DocID=4816>.
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