TITLE

Sample Exams And Transfer In Introductory Mechanics

AUTHOR(S)
Koleci, Carolann
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2005, Vol. 790 Issue 1, p161
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Why do novices use examples so extensively, no matter which subject area? Examples are often helpful because they reveal how to get from problem descriptions to theoretical re-formulations. Moreover, problem solving in semantically rich domains, like physics, requires one to translate a given problem description into theoretical concepts. We address some of the important issues of knowledge transfer, in the context of introductory mechanics, using data from an on-going sample-exam study conducted at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. © 2005 American Institute of Physics
ACCESSION #
18332512

 

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