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A Case Study: Novel Group Interactions through Introductory Computational Physics
written by Michael J. Obsniuk, Paul W. Irving, and Marcos D. Caballero
With the advent of high-level programming languages capable of quickly rendering three-dimensional simulations, the inclusion of computers as a learning tool in the classroom has become more prevalent.  Although work has begun to study the patterns seen in implementing and assessing computation in introductory physics, more insight is needed to understand the observed effects of blending computation with physics in a group setting.  In a newly adopted format of introductory calculus-based mechanics, called Projects and Practices in Physics, groups of students work on short modeling projects -- which make use of a novel inquiry-based approach -- to develop their understanding of both physics content and practice.  Preliminary analyses of observational data of groups engaging with computation, coupled with synchronized computer screencast, has revealed a unique group interaction afforded by the practices specific to computational physics -- problem debugging.
Physics Education Research Conference 2015
Part of the PER Conference series
College Park, MD: July 29-30, 2015
Pages 239-242
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Education Foundations
- Behavior
= Social Interaction
- Problem Solving
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Cooperative Learning
= Inquiry Learning
= Modeling
- Technology
= Computers
General Physics
- Computational Physics
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2015.pr.055
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.50.H-
Keywords:
Case Study, Computation, Debugging, PERC 2015
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Metadata instance created December 16, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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M. Obsniuk, P. Irving, and M. Caballero, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13881&DocID=4299).
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M. Obsniuk, P. Irving, and M. Caballero, A Case Study: Novel Group Interactions through Introductory Computational Physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13881&DocID=4299>.
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Obsniuk, M., Irving, P., & Caballero, M. (2015, July 29-30). A Case Study: Novel Group Interactions through Introductory Computational Physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD. Retrieved November 20, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13881&DocID=4299
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Obsniuk, M, P. Irving, and M. Caballero. "A Case Study: Novel Group Interactions through Introductory Computational Physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, July 29-30, 2015. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13881&DocID=4299 (accessed 20 November 2019).
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Obsniuk, Michael J., Paul Irving, and Marcos Caballero. "A Case Study: Novel Group Interactions through Introductory Computational Physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2015. College Park, MD: 2015. 239-242 of PER Conference. 20 Nov. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13881&DocID=4299>.
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