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Journal of Research in Science Teaching Vol. 30, No. 3 (1993) pp. 303–17
Beginning physics students (n=42) were constrained to analyze mechanics problems according to a hierarchical scheme that integrated concepts, principles, and procedures. After five one-hour sessions, students increased their reliance on the use of...
Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 19, No. 4 (2010) pp. 480–505
Previous studies examining expertise have used a wide range of methods. Beyond characterizing expert and novice behavior in different contexts and circumstances, many studies have examined the processes that comprise the behavior itself and, more...
The Effect of Web-Based Homework on Test Performance in Large Enrollment Introductory Physics Courses
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 21, No. 3 (2002) pp. 229–251
This study compares the effect of web-based homework (WBH) and paper-and-pencil homework (PPH) on student achievement as measured by exam performance. Various offerings of two large introductory physics sequences were examined over a three-year...
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research Vol. 2, No. 2 (2006) pp. 20107–1
Coordination class theory is used to explain college students' judgments about animated depictions of moving objects. diSessa's coordination class theory models a "concept" as a complex knowledge system that can reliably determine a particular type...