This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, discusses the physics education research group at Rensselaer which is working to develop an assessment tool that will measure the problem-solving...
A Force Concept Correlation Study with Instructional Methods, Anxiety, Perceptions of Difficulty and Student Background Variables
This paper reports on a study that used Hestenes' Force Concept Inventory (FCI) to describe Newtonian force concepts and misconception belief systems held by preservice teachers in physical science and physics students...
This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, the authors' assert that physics education research shows that conceptual understanding is not necessary for students to do well on standard...
This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, offers discussion about the factors that put students at risk of failure in introductory physics courses, and offers methods that emphasize the...
Problem solving skills, although an important goal of many introductory science courses, are not easily mastered by many students. The GOAL approach is easy to recall and encourages students to Gather information about...
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