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T. Smith and M. Wittmann, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 4 (2), 020101 (2008).
We suggest one redefinition of common clusters of questions used to analyze student responses on the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation. Our goal is to propose a methodology that…
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D. Rosengrant, A. Van Heuvelen, and E. Etkina, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5 (1), 010108 (2009).
Physics education literature recommends using multiple representations to help students understand concepts and solve problems. However, there is little research concerning why…
  
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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose - Online Resource
This set of tutorials explores forces and potentials in three dimensions. Students develop the concepts of conservative forces and potentials. The mathematical tools of the gradient,…
  
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R. Warnakulasooriya and D. Pritchard, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 205-208.
Two equally skilled groups of students taking introductory mechanics solve related physics problem pairs in reverse order with respect to each other, using the web-based Socratic…
  
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C. Koleci, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 161-164.
Why do novices use examples so extensively, no matter which subject area? Examples are often helpful because they reveal how to get from problem descriptions to theoretical…
  
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K. Gray and N. Rebello, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 157-160.
This paper will cover a small portion of a larger study designed to address the issue of stability of knowledge in an interview and how it is influenced by transfer of learning. An…
  
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C. Sandifer, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 141-144.
This study investigated small-group discussions in an inquiry-based middle school science classroom. The purpose of the study was to determine the teacher and curriculum factors that…
  
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B. Hinrichs, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 117-120.
The Modeling Instruction program at Arizona State University has developed a representational tool, called a system schema, to help students make a first level of abstraction of an…
  
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A. Boudreaux, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 35-38.
For effective transfer of knowledge, it is necessary to break the transfer of conceptual difficulties. In physics courses that include special relativity, students are expected to…
  
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M. Wittmann and M. Anderson, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 301-304.
As a follow-up to a study comparing learning of Newton’s Third Law when using three different forms of tutorial instruction, we have compared student learning of Newton’s Second Law…
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