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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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E. Etkina, A. Karelina, and M. Ruibal-Villasenor, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 4 (2), 020108 (2008).
Most of the time, instructors of introductory physics limit their goals to students’ acquisition of basic concepts and end-of-the-chapter problem solving efficiency. They overlook…
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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E. Etkina, A. Karelina, S. Murthy, and M. Ruibal-Villasenor, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5 (1), 010109 (2009).
The paper reports on how educational research informed and supported both the process of refinement of introductory physics laboratory instruction and student development of…
  
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V. Otero and K. Gray
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V. Otero and K. Gray, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 160-163.
Instructional techniques based on research in cognitive science and physics education have been used in physics courses to enhance student learning. While dramatic increases in…
Studying Transfer Of Scientific Reasoning Abilities  [ Conference Proceedings ]
  
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E. Etkina, A. Karelina, and M. Ruibal Villasenor
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E. Etkina, A. Karelina, and M. Ruibal Villasenor, PERC 2006 Proceedings, 81-84.
Students taking introductory physics courses not only need to learn the fundamental concepts and to solve simple problems but also need to learn to approach more complex problems and…
American Journal of Physics
  
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A. Van Heuvelen, Am. J. Phys., 59 (10), 891-897 (1991).
This paper reviews research by scientists interested in cognition and pedagogy, which has shown that students have more physics problem solving capability than is usually thought.…
The Physics Teacher
  
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R. Beichner, J. Gaffney, and M. Kustusch, Phys. Teach., 47 (10), 450-453 (2009).
Opportunities to learn are everywhere, often in overlooked places, such as in the Universal Product Code (UPC) that is used for barcodes on nearly everything we buy. In this paper,…
  
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J. Speirs, W. Ferm Jr., M. Stetzer, and B. Lindsey
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J. Speirs, W. Ferm Jr., M. Stetzer, and B. Lindsey, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 328-331.
Students are often asked to construct qualitative reasoning chains during scaffolded, research-based physics instruction. As part of a multi-institutional effort to investigate and…
  
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R. Rosenblatt and J. Perrone
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R. Rosenblatt and J. Perrone, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 276-279.
We report on studies showing large differences in student ability to use, and reason with, certain data. Many students incorrectly assume there must be dependence between the axes of…
  
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N. Holmes and C. Wieman
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N. Holmes and C. Wieman, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 156-159.
Recent work has demonstrated the affordances of novel instructional design in physics labs to develop critical thinking skills. To guide broad institutional change, however, there is…
  
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W. Ferm Jr., J. Speirs, M. Stetzer, and B. Lindsey
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W. Ferm Jr., J. Speirs, M. Stetzer, and B. Lindsey, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 120-123.
The effectiveness of scaffolded, research-based instruction in physics has been extensively documented in the literature. However, much less is known about the development of…
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