home - login - register

Journal Article Detail Page

Physical Review Physics Education Research
written by Alexander Volfson, Haim Eshach, and Yuval Ben-Abu
Sound is one of the most commonly used physical phenomena that most of us use without considering its nature. Moreover, students often face difficulties in understanding acoustic phenomena, the most frequent one of which is the substance-based view of sound instead of a process of pressure and density differences. The current study introduces sound to the physics class through a combination of history of science (HOS) and dialogic teaching, which, although research in science education shows that they both may benefit students for a variety of reasons, are frequently absent from traditional science classrooms. We present four HOS-based whole class dialogic discussions (WCDD): the first and second are about the nature of sound; the third is about sound amplification in a stethoscope; and the fourth is about sound propagation in a tight string of a "lovers' telephone." The WCDD were held with a group of 27 university students. We further examine students' concepts regarding acoustical phenomena as expressed in these WCDD, show how insights and perspectives learned from HOS could be used to structure WCDD in order to guide students' thinking, and analyze the conceptual flow patterns of the discussions. Finally, we discuss the possible contribution of HOS to dialogic teaching and the parallelism of historical and students' misconceptions today that often appears.
Physical Review Physics Education Research: Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 010123
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
- Teacher Preparation
= Curricula
Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
- Cognition
= Cognitive Conflict
- Learning Theory
= Cognitive Apprenticeship
- Sample Population
= Instructor: In-service
- Student Characteristics
= Skills
General Physics
- History
- Physics Education Research
Oscillations & Waves
- Acoustics
= Wave Analysis and Synthesis
- General
- Wave Motion
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Wave Properties of Sound
- Graduate/Professional
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
PER-Central Types Intended Users Ratings
- PER Literature
- Curriculum
- Curriculum / Student Activity
- Educators
- Professional/Practitioners
- Administrators
- Researchers
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Formats:
application/pdf
text/html
Access Rights:
Free access
License:
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
Rights Holder:
American Physical Society
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010123
Keywords:
Sociocognitive Learning Theory, Vygotsky, acoustic phonons, phonon
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created March 28, 2022 by Lyle Barbato
Record Updated:
September 28, 2023 by Caroline Hall
Last Update
when Cataloged:
March 18, 2022
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
A. Volfson, H. Eshach, and Y. Ben-Abu, , Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18 (1), 010123 (2022), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010123).
AJP/PRST-PER
A. Volfson, H. Eshach, and Y. Ben-Abu, History of science based dialogues on sound waves: From sound atoms to phonons, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18 (1), 010123 (2022), <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010123>.
APA Format
Volfson, A., Eshach, H., & Ben-Abu, Y. (2022, March 18). History of science based dialogues on sound waves: From sound atoms to phonons. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 18(1), 010123. Retrieved March 4, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010123
Chicago Format
Volfson, A, H. Eshach, and Y. Ben-Abu. "History of science based dialogues on sound waves: From sound atoms to phonons." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18, no. 1, (March 18, 2022): 010123, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010123 (accessed 4 March 2024).
MLA Format
Volfson, Alexander, Haim Eshach, and Yuval Ben-Abu. "History of science based dialogues on sound waves: From sound atoms to phonons." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18.1 (2022): 010123. 4 Mar. 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010123>.
BibTeX Export Format
@article{ Author = "Alexander Volfson and Haim Eshach and Yuval Ben-Abu", Title = {History of science based dialogues on sound waves: From sound atoms to phonons}, Journal = {Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res.}, Volume = {18}, Number = {1}, Pages = {010123}, Month = {March}, Year = {2022} }
Refer Export Format

%A Alexander Volfson %A Haim Eshach %A Yuval Ben-Abu %T History of science based dialogues on sound waves: From sound atoms to phonons %J Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. %V 18 %N 1 %D March 18, 2022 %P 010123 %U https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010123 %O application/pdf

EndNote Export Format

%0 Journal Article %A Volfson, Alexander %A Eshach, Haim %A Ben-Abu, Yuval %D March 18, 2022 %T History of science based dialogues on sound waves: From sound atoms to phonons %J Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. %V 18 %N 1 %P 010123 %8 March 18, 2022 %U https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010123


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The AJP/PRST-PER presented is based on the AIP Style with the addition of journal article titles and conference proceeding article titles.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Save to my folders

Contribute

Similar Materials