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Physical Review Physics Education Research
written by Herbert James Banda and Joseph Nzabahimana
This paper describes a comprehensive review of 31 quasi or experimental research studies from the past decade on the effect of PhET simulations on students' conceptual understanding of physics. Two questions guided the review: (i) To what extent do PhET simulations enhance students' conceptual understanding of physics? (ii) What are the best ways to use PhET simulations to enhance conceptual understanding of physics? The reviewed literature provides robust evidence that PhET simulations can significantly enhance students' conceptual understanding of physics and can be integrated into many active learning instructional environments. The paper also points out gaps and directions of future research and suggests that educators integrate PhET simulations in physics to create more meaningful learning.
Physical Review Physics Education Research: Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 023108
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10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.023108
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PhET models, PhET sims, constructivism, constructivist theory, digital models, physics simulations, visualization
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Metadata instance created December 28, 2021 by Lyle Barbato
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H. Banda and J. Nzabahimana, , Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17 (2), 023108 (2021), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.023108).
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H. Banda and J. Nzabahimana, Effect of integrating physics education technology simulations on students’ conceptual understanding in physics: A review of literature, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17 (2), 023108 (2021), <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.023108>.
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Banda, H., & Nzabahimana, J. (2021, December 21). Effect of integrating physics education technology simulations on students’ conceptual understanding in physics: A review of literature. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 17(2), 023108. Retrieved April 15, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.023108
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Banda, Herbert James, and Joseph Nzabahimana. "Effect of integrating physics education technology simulations on students’ conceptual understanding in physics: A review of literature." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17, no. 2, (December 21, 2021): 023108, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.023108 (accessed 15 April 2024).
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Banda, Herbert James, and Joseph Nzabahimana. "Effect of integrating physics education technology simulations on students’ conceptual understanding in physics: A review of literature." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17.2 (2021): 023108. 15 Apr. 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.023108>.
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