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A Computer Simulator Can Transform "Dictums of Authority" into "Evidence" For Model Construction in Physics
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 321–327
Urban systemic reform initiatives call for increased use of computers in K-12 science classrooms. It therefore becomes increasingly important to understand how particular types of computer software and pedagogical structures can support...
The process of learning about static electricity and the role of the computer@simulator (2001) pp. 1–550
The concepts investigated in this study stemmed from two things. First, a pilot study where we found that the static electricity simulator results coupled with the CPU pedagogical structure provided facilitated the articulation and sharing of ideas...
How Does the Computer Facilitate the Development of Physics Knowledge by Prospective Elementary Teachers?
Journal of Education Vol. 181, No. 2 (1999) pp. 57–89
Describes research within physical science courses for preservice elementary teachers, where groups of students had access to computers, examining how computers were used as representational tools to support meaning-making conversations within...
THE CONSTRUCTING PHYSICS UNDERSTANDING PROJECT: INTEGRATING COMPUTER SIMULATORS, HANDS-ON EXPERIMENTS AND GROUP DISCUSSIONS TO PROMOTE MEANINGFUL LEARNING IN PHYSICS
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) p. 428
The Constructing Physics Understanding Project is a National Science Foundation supported project (Grant No. ESI-9454341) aimed at creating laboratory and computer-based materials to support a learning environment where students take primary...
Prospective Elementary Teachers' Analysis of Children's Science Talk in an Undergraduate Physics Course
Journal of Science Teacher Education Vol. 25, No. 1 (February 2014) pp. 97–117
We investigated how prospective teachers used physics content knowledge when analyzing the talk of elementary children during special activities in an undergraduate physics content course designed for prospective teachers. We found that prospective...
Valerie Otero; Dominic Peressini; Kirsten Anderson Meymaris; Pamela Ford; Tabitha Garvin; Danielle Harlow; Michelle Reidel; Bryan Waite; Carolyn Mears
Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 56, No. 1 (2005) pp. 8–23
Teacher education programs around the nation continue to be challenged to prepare prospective teachers to use technology "meaningfully" in their instruction. This implies that university faculty in teacher education programs must become proficient...