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Facilitating model-building of electrostatics concepts related to conductors
written by Ryan L. C. Hazelton, Peter S. Shaffer, and Paula R. L. Heron
We have been conducting a long-term investigation at the University of Washington into student difficulties with electrostatics concepts, involving students at both the introductory and upper-division level.  An important finding is that standard instruction through lecture and textbook does not provide students with a coherent conceptual model that is sufficient to understand the behavior of conductors.  We have identified specific difficulties and developed worksheets for both Tutorials in Introductory Physics and Tutorials in Physics on the electric properties of conductors.  This paper demonstrates that a teaching strategy designed to help students construct a model for conductors can significantly improve student understanding, at both the introductory and junior levels.
Physics Education Research Conference 2015
Part of the PER Conference series
College Park, MD: July 29-30, 2015
Pages 131-134
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Modeling
- Instructional Material Design
= Tutorial
- Pedagogy
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
= Conductors and Insulators
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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R. Hazelton, P. Shaffer, and P. Heron, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13854&DocID=4272).
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R. Hazelton, P. Shaffer, and P. Heron, Facilitating model-building of electrostatics concepts related to conductors, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13854&DocID=4272>.
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Hazelton, R., Shaffer, P., & Heron, P. (2015, July 29-30). Facilitating model-building of electrostatics concepts related to conductors. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD. Retrieved January 18, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13854&DocID=4272
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Hazelton, R, P. Shaffer, and P. Heron. "Facilitating model-building of electrostatics concepts related to conductors." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, July 29-30, 2015. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13854&DocID=4272 (accessed 18 January 2021).
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Hazelton, Ryan, Peter Shaffer, and Paula Heron. "Facilitating model-building of electrostatics concepts related to conductors." Physics Education Research Conference 2015. College Park, MD: 2015. 131-134 of PER Conference. 18 Jan. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13854&DocID=4272>.
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