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K. Cummings and E. Grillo, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 185-188.
In this paper we explore students' pre-instruction knowledge of several conceptual and procedural pieces of knowledge that we believe are prerequisite to one's ability to generate…
  
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D. Brookes, B. Ross, and J. Mestre, PERC 2008 Proceedings, 83-86.
In physics instruction we often begin by presenting students with an abstract principle, and then illustrating the principle with one or more examples. We hope that students will use…
Computers and Education
  
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N. Rutten, W. van Joolingen, and J. van der Veen, Comput. Educ., 58 (1), 136-153 (2012).
This article reviews the (quasi)experimental research of the encompassing 2002-2012 on the learning effects of computer simulations in science education. The focus is on two…
Physical Review Physics Education Research
  
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C. Haagen-Schützenhöfer and M. Hopf, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 16 (2), 020152 (2020).
[This paper is part of the Focused Collection on Curriculum Development: Theory into Design.] Although curriculum design has a long tradition in physics education research (PER), it…
Physical Review Physics Education Research
  
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I. Testa, D. Psillos, and A. Molohidis, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 16 (2), 020146 (2020).
This empirical study investigates the main features of curricula and contexts that favor or hinder the process of transfer of a teaching-learning sequence (TLS) from the designers’…
Physics Education
  
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K. Ndihokubwayo, J. Uwamahoro, I. Ndayambaje, and M. Ralph, Phys. Educ., 55 (3) (2020).
This article discusses the design and introduction of the Light Phenomena Conceptual Assessment (LPCA) to help teachers measure their students' conceptual understanding of light…
American Journal of Physics
  
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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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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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W. Zhang - Thesis
This research included three phases: investigation of college students' understandings of light and optics, development of multimedia activities, and assessment of students'…