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written by Laura Lising and Andrew Elby
We discuss a case study of the influence of epistemology on learning for a student in an introductory college physics course. An analysis of videotaped class work, written work, and interviews indicates that many of the student's difficulties were epistemological in nature. Our primary goals are to show instructors and curriculum developers that a student's personal epistemological stance--her ideas about knowledge and learning--can have a direct, causal influence on her learning of physics, and to describe a mechanism for this interaction. This influence exists even when research-based curriculum materials provide implicit epistemological support. For this reason, curriculum materials and teaching techniques could become more effective by explicitly attending to students' epistemologies.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 73, Issue 4, Pages 372-382
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© 2005 American Association of Physics Teachers
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10.1119/1.1848115
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L. Lising and A. Elby, , Am. J. Phys. 73 (4), 372 (2005), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1848115).
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L. Lising and A. Elby, The impact of epistemology on learning: A case study from introductory physics, Am. J. Phys. 73 (4), 372 (2005), <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1848115>.
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Lising, L., & Elby, A. (2005, April 1). The impact of epistemology on learning: A case study from introductory physics. Am. J. Phys., 73(4), 372-382. Retrieved June 23, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1848115
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Lising, Laura, and Andrew Elby. "The impact of epistemology on learning: A case study from introductory physics." Am. J. Phys. 73, no. 4, (April 1, 2005): 372-382, https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1848115 (accessed 23 June 2024).
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Lising, Laura, and Andrew Elby. "The impact of epistemology on learning: A case study from introductory physics." Am. J. Phys. 73.4 (2005): 372-382. 23 June 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1848115>.
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