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D. McBride, D. Zollman, and N. Rebello, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6 (2), 020101 (2010).
In prior research, the classification of concepts into three types—descriptive, hypothetical and theoretical—has allowed for the association of students' use of different concept…
American Journal of Physics
  
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S. McKagan, W. Handley, K. Perkins, and C. Wieman, Am. J. Phys., 77 (1), 87-94 (2009).
Physics faculty consider the photoelectric effect important, but many erroneously believe it is easy for students to understand. We have developed curriculum on this topic including…
  
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E. Kahle, R. Scherr, and H. Close, PERC 2010 Proceedings, 185-188.
We document the experience of a single participant in a course for secondary teacher professional development in order to track the changes in her thinking about how light interacts…
  
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L. Atkins Elliott and I. Salter, PERC 2010 Proceedings, 65-68.
In a class on perception, students, over the course of 3 weeks, constructed an account of “blurriness” with respect to vision, describing blurriness as occurring when “more than one…
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M. Masters and T. Grove, Am. J. Phys., 78 (5), 485-485 (2010).
We have modified our intermediate optics laboratory to improve student understanding through the use of active learning. Our approach relies on the direct confrontation of…
  
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A. Berger, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 63-66.
A robust grasp of electromagnetic (EM) plane waves is helpful for studying advanced Optics topics such as reflection, interference, and the wavelength dependence of refractive index.…
  
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B. Zwickl, J. Olivera, K. Martin, and K. Winans, PERC 2015 Proceedings, 391-394.
Preliminary results are presented from an ongoing study that is investigating both academic and industrial career paths in optics and photonics. By grounding the discussion of…
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D. Brookes, B. Ross, and J. Mestre, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 7 (1), 010105 (2011).
In this paper we present the results of two experiments designed to understand how physics students’ learning of the concept of refraction is influenced by the cognitive phenomenon…
  
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This research included three phases: investigation of college students' understandings of light and optics, development of multimedia activities, and assessment of students'…
  
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W. Zhang and R. Fuller, International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education, 399, 871-874 (1996).
Research has shown that: a) students' initial ideas and mental models play an important role in physics learning, b) technology is an effective instructional tool if appropriately…
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