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Ability Profiles: A Framework for Conceptualizing Dimensions of Ability
written by Erin M. Scanlon and Jacquelyn J. Chini
Every person has abilities across a multidimensional spectrum; abilities can vary within a person across these dimensions as well as between people along the same dimensions. This paper introduces a preliminary framework for conceptualizing dimensions of ability which we call ability profiles. Our purpose in developing this framework is not to categorize other people, but rather to support research into existing structures that privilege those with strengths in particular dimensions or create a barrier for those with limitations in certain dimensions. Such an analysis is useful for developing inclusive and accessible curricular materials and practices. Through literature reviews, we have developed a framework that describes large-grain dimensions of ability: physical, visual, hearing, cognitive, health, and emotional-behavioral. This paper will introduce ability profiles and the dimensions of ability, describe the relationship between the framework and specific diagnoses, and demonstrate utility of the framework for the physics classroom.
Physics Education Research Conference 2018
Part of the PER Conference series
Washington, DC: August 1-2, 2018
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Education - Applied Research
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Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
- Student Characteristics
= Ability
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- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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10.1119/perc.2018.pr.Scanlon
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Metadata instance created December 31, 2018 by Lyle Barbato
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January 7, 2019 by Bruce Mason
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Posted: March 20, 2019 at 12:57PM

This paper was one of three 2018 PERC Proceedings papers selected as notable by PERLOC and the Notable Papers subcommittee.

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E. Scanlon and J. Chini, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14852&DocID=4999).
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E. Scanlon and J. Chini, Ability Profiles: A Framework for Conceptualizing Dimensions of Ability, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14852&DocID=4999>.
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Scanlon, E., & Chini, J. (2018, August 1-2). Ability Profiles: A Framework for Conceptualizing Dimensions of Ability. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC. Retrieved August 21, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14852&DocID=4999
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Scanlon, Erin, and Jacquelyn Chini. "Ability Profiles: A Framework for Conceptualizing Dimensions of Ability." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14852&DocID=4999 (accessed 21 August 2019).
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Scanlon, Erin, and Jacquelyn Chini. "Ability Profiles: A Framework for Conceptualizing Dimensions of Ability." Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC: 2018. of PER Conference. 21 Aug. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14852&DocID=4999>.
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