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Recurring questions that sustain the sensemaking frame
written by Tor Ole B. Odden and Rosemary S. Russ
Many physics instructors aim to support student sensemaking in their classrooms. However, this can be challenging since instances of sensemaking tend to be short-lived, with students often defaulting to approaches based on answer-making or rote mathematical manipulation. In this study, we present evidence that specific recurring questions can serve a key role in the sensemaking process. Using a case-study of two students discussing an E&M thought experiment, we show how students' entry into sensemaking is marked by the articulation of a particular question, based on a perceived gap or inconsistency in understanding. and how this question recurs throughout their subsequent explanations, arguing that these recurrences may serve to stabilize and extend the process.
Physics Education Research Conference 2018
Part of the PER Conference series
Washington, DC: August 1-2, 2018
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
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10.1119/perc.2018.pr.Odden
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T. Odden and R. Russ, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14832&DocID=4979).
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T. Odden and R. Russ, Recurring questions that sustain the sensemaking frame, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14832&DocID=4979>.
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Odden, T., & Russ, R. (2018, August 1-2). Recurring questions that sustain the sensemaking frame. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14832&DocID=4979
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Odden, Tor Ole B., and Rosemary Russ. "Recurring questions that sustain the sensemaking frame." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14832&DocID=4979 (accessed 18 October 2021).
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Odden, Tor Ole B., and Rosemary Russ. "Recurring questions that sustain the sensemaking frame." Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC: 2018. of PER Conference. 18 Oct. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14832&DocID=4979>.
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@inproceedings{ Author = "Tor Ole B. Odden and Rosemary Russ", Title = {Recurring questions that sustain the sensemaking frame}, BookTitle = {Physics Education Research Conference 2018}, Address = {Washington, DC}, Series = {PER Conference}, Month = {August 1-2}, Year = {2018} }
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