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The Physics Teacher
written by Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen, David T. Brookes, and David Mills
This paper describes an approach to classroom experiments in which students adopt roles closer to that of practicing scientists. The authors propose that in the history of physics most "classical" experiments fall into one of three groups: observational experiments, testing theoretical model experiments, or application experiments. Using this framework, the paper suggests methods for experimentation that allow students to be more actively involved in the observation, testing/modeling, and concept application processes.
The Physics Teacher: Volume 40, Issue 9, Pages 351-355
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
- Learning Environment
Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
- Problem Solving
= Metacognition
= Processes
- Lower Undergraduate
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10.1119/1.1511592
Keywords:
Authentic Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Experiential Learning, Learning Cycle
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E. Etkina, A. Van Heuvelen, D. Brookes, and D. Mills, Phys. Teach. 40 (9), 351 (2002), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1511592).
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E. Etkina, A. Van Heuvelen, D. Brookes, and D. Mills, Role of Experiments in Physics Instruction - A Process Approach, Phys. Teach. 40 (9), 351 (2002), <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1511592>.
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Etkina, E., Van Heuvelen, A., Brookes, D., & Mills, D. (2002, September 17). Role of Experiments in Physics Instruction - A Process Approach. Phys. Teach., 40(9), 351-355. Retrieved June 25, 2022, from https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1511592
Chicago Format
Etkina, E, A. Van Heuvelen, D. Brookes, and D. Mills. "Role of Experiments in Physics Instruction - A Process Approach." Phys. Teach. 40, no. 9, (September 17, 2002): 351-355, https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1511592 (accessed 25 June 2022).
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Etkina, Eugenia, Alan Van Heuvelen, David T. Brookes, and David Mills. "Role of Experiments in Physics Instruction - A Process Approach." Phys. Teach. 40.9 (2002): 351-355. 25 June 2022 <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1511592>.
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