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R. Warnakulasooriya and D. Pritchard, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 205-208.
Two equally skilled groups of students taking introductory mechanics solve related physics problem pairs in reverse order with respect to each other, using the web-based Socratic…
  
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C. Koleci, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 161-164.
Why do novices use examples so extensively, no matter which subject area? Examples are often helpful because they reveal how to get from problem descriptions to theoretical…
  
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K. Gray and N. Rebello, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 157-160.
This paper will cover a small portion of a larger study designed to address the issue of stability of knowledge in an interview and how it is influenced by transfer of learning. An…
  
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A. Boudreaux, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 35-38.
For effective transfer of knowledge, it is necessary to break the transfer of conceptual difficulties. In physics courses that include special relativity, students are expected to…
American Journal of Physics
  
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D. Dykstra and D. Sweet, Am. J. Phys., 77 (5), 468-476 (2009).
Methods of physics education research were applied to find what kinds of changes in 4th, 6th, and 8th grade student understanding of motion can occur and at what age. Such findings…
  
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R. Rosenblatt, E. Sayre, and A. Heckler, PERC 2008 Proceedings, 183-186.
Students’ difficulties with conceptual questions about force, velocity, and acceleration have been well documented. However, there has been no single systematic study of student…
  
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D. Meredith - Online Resource
This page contains step-by-step tutorials and guided inquiry activities that are designed to help students discover physical properties and concepts by developing understanding from…
  
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B. Ambrose and M. Wittmann - Online Resource
This web site provides small-group learning materials for teaching intermediate mechanics. The physics is Newtonian with very little Lagrangian formalism. Materials are a mix of…
  
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B. Ambrose, PERC 2006 Proceedings, 30-33.
The study of linear oscillations—including simple harmonic, damped, and driven oscillations—is not only fundamental in classical mechanics but lies at the heart of numerous…
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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J. Stewart, H. Griffin, and G. Stewart, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 3 (1), 010102 (2007).
The force concept inventory and a 10-question context-modified test were given to 647 students enrolled in introductory physics classes at the University of Arkansas. Context changes…
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