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Other

Description:

We have studied whether repeated exposure to complicated physics concepts, such as quantum tunneling, fosters increased understanding. For three students, we have multiple interview, survey, and examination data over three years. We present data from a single student whose understanding of energy conservation in tunneling improved with repeated instruction, but whose ability to correctly sketch wave function solutions and discuss their meaning showed little progress.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

conceptual understanding,NSDL,Education Foundations,Mathematics,Physics Education Research,General Physics,Graduate/Professional,Alternative Conceptions,Student Characteristics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20090808195522930T,Life Science,Probability, Waves, and Interference,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Cognition,PERC 2005,quantum theory,Affect,Chemistry,Physics,Cognition Development,wave functions,repeated exposure,Quantum Physics,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education

Language:

English

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