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Identifying student resources for understanding kinematics
written by Cheyenne Broadfoot, Brynna Hansen, Amy D. Robertson, and Lisa M. Goodhew
Physics education research (PER) studies of students' understanding of kinematics have largely been focused on difficulties and misconceptions – ideas that act as barriers to student understanding of formal physics. Our research takes an alternative perspective on students' ideas. We offer insight into student resources for understanding kinematics – ideas that we consider to be the "beginnings" of a more sophisticated scientific understanding of motion. Our analysis of 582 written student responses to several kinematics questions highlights four common resources students use when justifying their solutions to different problems. In this paper, we elaborate on these four resources and give examples from our preliminary research.
Physics Education Research Conference 2020
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: July 22-23, 2020
Pages 57-62
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
- Motion in Two Dimensions
Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
- Learning Theory
= Representations
- Problem Solving
= Heuristics
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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PERC 2020
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Metadata instance created August 27, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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C. Broadfoot, B. Hansen, A. Robertson, and L. Goodhew, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15459&DocID=5307).
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C. Broadfoot, B. Hansen, A. Robertson, and L. Goodhew, Identifying student resources for understanding kinematics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15459&DocID=5307>.
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Broadfoot, C., Hansen, B., Robertson, A., & Goodhew, L. (2020, July 22-23). Identifying student resources for understanding kinematics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference. Retrieved May 7, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15459&DocID=5307
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Broadfoot, C, B. Hansen, A. Robertson, and L. Goodhew. "Identifying student resources for understanding kinematics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, July 22-23, 2020. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15459&DocID=5307 (accessed 7 May 2021).
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Broadfoot, Cheyenne, Brynna Hansen, Amy Robertson, and Lisa M. Goodhew. "Identifying student resources for understanding kinematics." Physics Education Research Conference 2020. Virtual Conference: 2020. 57-62 of PER Conference. 7 May 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15459&DocID=5307>.
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