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Contextual details, cognitive demand and kinematic concepts: exploring concepts and characteristics of student-generated problems in a university physics course
written by Javier Pulgar, Alexis Spina, Carlos Ríos, and Danielle B. Harlow
Student-generated physics problems are a way to encourage students to utilize concepts and to identify situations in which to use them. This study looks at three undergraduate physics sections at a university in Chile and how students generated and established their own problems in circular motion (CM) for high school students. By collecting and analyzing the work created by undergraduate student groups, we were able to identify the various physics concepts and characteristics students used when developing the situation of each problem, the content involved, and the question items designed for high school students. Through a description of the concepts and characteristics, we identify differences and similarities regarding kinematic concepts and problem characteristics across the three sections that undergo different sets of physics problems. This work may further our understanding of how students interpret and use the physics ideas taught at the undergraduate level, and the types of problems they are most familiar with depending on instruction.
Physics Education Research Conference 2019
Part of the PER Conference series
Provo, UT: July 24-25, 2019
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Instructional Material Design
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Education - Basic Research
- Sample Population
= Background: National Origin
- Student Characteristics
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- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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J. Pulgar, A. Spina, C. Ríos, and D. Harlow, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15239&DocID=5154).
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J. Pulgar, A. Spina, C. Ríos, and D. Harlow, Contextual details, cognitive demand and kinematic concepts: exploring concepts and characteristics of student-generated problems in a university physics course, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15239&DocID=5154>.
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Pulgar, J., Spina, A., Ríos, C., & Harlow, D. (2019, July 24-25). Contextual details, cognitive demand and kinematic concepts: exploring concepts and characteristics of student-generated problems in a university physics course. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT. Retrieved August 9, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15239&DocID=5154
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Pulgar, J, A. Spina, C. Ríos, and D. Harlow. "Contextual details, cognitive demand and kinematic concepts: exploring concepts and characteristics of student-generated problems in a university physics course." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15239&DocID=5154 (accessed 9 August 2020).
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Pulgar, Javier, Alexis Spina, Carlos Ríos, and Danielle Harlow. "Contextual details, cognitive demand and kinematic concepts: exploring concepts and characteristics of student-generated problems in a university physics course." Physics Education Research Conference 2019. Provo, UT: 2019. of PER Conference. 9 Aug. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15239&DocID=5154>.
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