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V. Otero, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 35-38.
Over the past 10 years I have been using socio-cultural theoretical perspectives to understand how people learn physics in a highly interactive, inquiry-based physics course such as…
  
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Editors: M. Vicentini and E. Sassi; Publisher: International Commission of Physics Education - Book
This is the second volume in a series to make available the results of Physics Education Research (PER) worldwide to those involved in physics education (PE). This volume is…
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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L. Kost, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5 (1), 010101 (2009).
Previous research showed that despite the use of interactive engagement techniques, the gap in performance between males and females on a conceptual learning survey persisted from…
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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G. Kortemeyer, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5 (1), 010107 (2009).
The two genders make different use of being allowed multiple tries to solve online homework problems: male students frequently attempt to immediately solve the problem, while female…
  
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M. McKinnon and W. Potter, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 129-132.
In the UC Davis introductory physics course for life science majors, variations in lab activity instructions were introduced to investigate their influence on gender performance…
  
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A. Calder and E. West, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 39-41.
This brief report compared the performance by gender and ethnicity of 6720 students in an introductory course for the life science majors: Physics 7A and 7B. We compared performance…
  
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N. Podolefsky, K. Perkins, and W. Adams, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 233-236.
This paper situates PhET computer simulations (sims) in a socio-cultural-historical context. Sims are cultural tools designed to embody certain norms and practices of the physics…
  
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L. Kost, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 177-180.
Prior research has shown, at our institution: 1) males outperform females on conceptual assessments (a gender gap), 2) the gender gap persists despite the use of research-based…
  
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P. Kohl and V. Kuo, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 173-176.
Prior work has characterized the gender gaps present in college-level introductory physics courses. Such work has also shown that research-based interactive engagement techniques can…
  
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T. Antimirova, A. Noack, and M. Milner-Bolotin, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 77-80.
Hundreds of students are required to take introductory physics each year at our mid-size Canadian university. These students enter the course with diverse educational histories and…
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