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Feedback as a mechanism for improving students’ scientific communication skills
written by Daryl McPadden, Paul C. Hamerski, Marcos D. Caballero, and Paul W. Irving
Communication is cited as an important scientific skill in institutional standards such as the Next Generation Science Standards and the American Association Physics Teachers laboratory guidelines; however, there are few suggestions on how to support students in developing these communication skills in science. As a possible mechanism for helping students improve their communication skills, we present a scaffolded feedback system, which has been built into the reformed, introductory E&M course. At the beginning of the semester, students receive feedback from an instructor each week about their individual understanding, their group collaboration, and their problem solving process in class. By the end of the semester, students are asked to reflect and write this feedback for themselves. From a case study, we demonstrate the impact of the weekly feedback system on changing and improving a student's communication in this course.
Physics Education Research Conference 2018
Part of the PER Conference series
Washington, DC: August 1-2, 2018
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10.1119/perc.2018.pr.McPadden
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Metadata instance created December 31, 2018 by Lyle Barbato
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D. McPadden, P. Hamerski, M. Caballero, and P. Irving, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14825&DocID=4972).
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D. McPadden, P. Hamerski, M. Caballero, and P. Irving, Feedback as a mechanism for improving students’ scientific communication skills, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14825&DocID=4972>.
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McPadden, D., Hamerski, P., Caballero, M., & Irving, P. (2018, August 1-2). Feedback as a mechanism for improving students’ scientific communication skills. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14825&DocID=4972
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McPadden, D, P. Hamerski, M. Caballero, and P. Irving. "Feedback as a mechanism for improving students’ scientific communication skills." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14825&DocID=4972 (accessed 3 December 2020).
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McPadden, Daryl, Paul C. Hamerski, Marcos Caballero, and Paul Irving. "Feedback as a mechanism for improving students’ scientific communication skills." Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC: 2018. of PER Conference. 3 Dec. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14825&DocID=4972>.
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