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American Journal of Physics
written by Mel S. Sabella and Edward F. Redish
Conceptual knowledge is only one aspect of a good knowledge structure: how and when knowledge is activated and used are also important. We explore knowledge organization in the context of the resources model of student thinking via observations of student problem-solving behavior on a mechanics task that integrates the concepts of force, motion, and energy. We document that both introductory and advanced students may have knowledge structures with local coherences that may inhibit their access to additional useful knowledge. These results suggest that instructors and researchers need to pay increased attention to how and when students use what they know as well as to what they know.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 75, Issue 11, Pages 1017-1029
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© 2007 American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/1.2746359
FiPSE Grant:
P116B970186
NSF Numbers:
9652877
0087519
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
conceptual knowledge, problem solving, resources model
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Metadata instance created August 4, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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May 28, 2013 by Vince Kuo
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M. Sabella and E. Redish, , Am. J. Phys. 75 (11), 1017 (2007), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1119/1.2746359).
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M. Sabella and E. Redish, Knowledge organization and activation in physics problem solving, Am. J. Phys. 75 (11), 1017 (2007), <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.2746359>.
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Sabella, M., & Redish, E. (2007, November 1). Knowledge organization and activation in physics problem solving. Am. J. Phys., 75(11), 1017-1029. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1119/1.2746359
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Sabella, Mel, and Edward F. Redish. "Knowledge organization and activation in physics problem solving." Am. J. Phys. 75, no. 11, (November 1, 2007): 1017-1029, https://doi.org/10.1119/1.2746359 (accessed 24 July 2024).
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Sabella, Mel, and Edward F. Redish. "Knowledge organization and activation in physics problem solving." Am. J. Phys. 75.11 (2007): 1017-1029. 24 July 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.2746359>.
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