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Examining community of practice formation within a new informal art and physics program
written by Brean Prefontaine, Raymond Smith, Dena Izadi, and Kathleen A. Hinko
The need for physicists to work with others outside of the discipline of physics has become more prominent due to the growing necessity of interdisciplinary subjects and careers. While this need exists, there are few opportunities for physics students to gain collaborative experiences and skills. This study looks at how a community of practice formed within an informal physics program that was designed specifically to bring undergraduate physics and graphic design students together to create an aesthetic physics teaching tool. Throughout this 10 week summer project, we collected qualitative data in the form of interviews and written responses from a team of four undergraduate students, observed meetings, and interviewed the project co-developers. These data record the students' and co-developers' experiences as they work together to develop a public engagement project aimed at combining physics with art and design. Using an operationalized Communities of Practice framework to analyze these data, we are able to explore the formation of a Community of Practice and better understand how developing informal physics programs can foster a community of practice environment.
Physics Education Research Conference 2022
Part of the PER Conference series
Grand Rapids, MI: July 13-14, 2022
Pages 371-376
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Education - Applied Research
- Informal Education
- Pedagogy
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Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
= Social Interaction
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
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- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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Metadata instance created September 7, 2022 by Lyle Barbato
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B. Prefontaine, R. Smith, D. Izadi, and K. Hinko, , presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, 2022, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16261&DocID=5630).
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B. Prefontaine, R. Smith, D. Izadi, and K. Hinko, Examining community of practice formation within a new informal art and physics program, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, 2022, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16261&DocID=5630>.
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Prefontaine, B., Smith, R., Izadi, D., & Hinko, K. (2022, July 13-14). Examining community of practice formation within a new informal art and physics program. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16261&DocID=5630
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Prefontaine, B, R. Smith, D. Izadi, and K. Hinko. "Examining community of practice formation within a new informal art and physics program." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2022, Grand Rapids, MI, July 13-14, 2022. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16261&DocID=5630 (accessed 20 April 2024).
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Prefontaine, Brean, Raymond Smith, Dena Izadi, and Kathleen Hinko. "Examining community of practice formation within a new informal art and physics program." Physics Education Research Conference 2022. Grand Rapids, MI: 2022. 371-376 of PER Conference. 20 Apr. 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16261&DocID=5630>.
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