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Tag: Concepts and principles
Students retain conceptual knowledge longer than we think
In fact, it seems like student can retain concepts for months after the course ends.Continue reading
Solution Videos and Student Overconfidence
Solution videos can help students learn but they may become overconfident in their abilities.Continue reading
Move over misconceptions and make way for resources: a wave motion example
Resources framework, an assest-based model for education research, can bring to light student ideas that are hidden to traditional methods used for analysing student responses.Continue reading
Can we explain the physics conceptual inventory gender gap?
Prior physics preparation seems to be the biggest contributor to the gender gap but a lot is still unknown.Continue reading
Physics Knowledge Can Be Helpful For Students Learning Chemistry
Reminding students of energy in physics can help them answer energy questions in chemistry.Continue reading
Virtual Labs vs Physical Labs: does it matter?
Physics labs can be done with physical equipment or done virtually. It appears each has its own benefits.Continue reading
That’s no schematic, it’s a power box
Today’s post introduces a new type of representation for understanding circuits, the power box with multiple examples.Continue reading
What do students think about measuring the energy of a quantum state?
Students of various levels have difficulties determining the energy of a quantum state.Continue reading
How far is far? Investigating students’ knowledge about distance to astronomical objects
Students are often unfamiliar with sizes and distances of astronomical objects. Today’s study compares student knowledge about this topic at different educational levels.Continue reading