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D. Wagner, J. Rivera, F. Mateycik, and S. Jennings, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 201-204.
This paper reports on methods used to probe student understandings of optical fibers and total internal reflection (TIR). The study was conducted as part of the expansion and…
  
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F. Mateycik, D. Wagner, J. Rivera, and S. Jennings, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 169-172.
This paper reports our research into how students describe and think about optical fibers and the physical phenomena of refraction and total internal reflection (TIR) basic to their…
  
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D. Schuster, A. Undreiu, and B. Adams, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 184-187.
Problem-solving is an important part of physics teaching, learning and assessment. It is widely assumed that the way that experts solve problems, and students should, is by…
  
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A. Undreiu, D. Schuster, and B. Adams, PERC 2008 Proceedings, 211-214.
We have investigated how students tackle problems in geometric optics involving ray construction, to try to understand the nature and origin of the surprisingly wide variety of…
  
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The research described in this dissertation is part of an ongoing investigation of student learning of the wave-like properties of light and matter. The investigation was conducted…
Journal of Research in Science Teaching
  
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I. Galili, S. Bendall, and F. Goldberg, J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 30 (3), 271-301 (1993).
Reports a study (n=27) concerning the knowledge about image formation exhibited by students following instruction in geometrical optics in an activity-based college physics course…
  
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D. Kaltakci - Thesis
The main purpose of this study was to develop and administer a four-tier test for assessing Turkish pre-service physics teachers' misconceptions about geometrical optics. Sixteen…
European Journal of Physics
  
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T. Fredlund, J. Airey, and C. Linder, Eur. J. Phys., 33 (3), 657-666 (2012).
Research has shown that interactive engagement enhances student learning outcomes. A growing body of research suggests that the representations we use in physics are important in…
  
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A. Berger, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 63-66.
A robust grasp of electromagnetic (EM) plane waves is helpful for studying advanced Optics topics such as reflection, interference, and the wavelength dependence of refractive index.…
Journal of Physics Teaching Online
  
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C. Singh and C. Schunn, J. Phys. Teach. Online, 5 (2), 16-42 (2009).
This paper describes three conceptual areas in physics that are particularly important targets for educational interventions in K-12 science. These conceptual areas are force and…