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Scientific Abilities

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The Abilities

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Papers

Journal

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ISLE & Formative Assessment
in Research Based Reform of University Physics, E. F. Redish and P. Cooney, (Eds.) (2007) Investigative Science Learning Environment – A Science Process Approach to Learning Physics Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen PDF
Unpublished manuscript, 1999 Can we use the processes of physics to guide physics instruction? Eugenia Etkina PDF
PERC 2001 Proceedings Investigative Science Learning Environment: Using the processes of science and cognitive strategies to learn physics Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen PDF
TPT September 2002 Role of experiments in physics instruction – a process approach Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen, David Brookes, David Mills PDF
Forum on Education of the American Physical Society, 2004, Spring issue Investigative Science Learning Environment Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen PDF
AJP PER Supplement College physics students' epistemological self-reflection and its relationship to conceptual learning David May, Eugenia Etkina PDF
PERC 2002 Proceedings Formative and summative assessment in a physics class: Time to change Eugenia Etkina PDF
PERC 2004 Proceedings Free-body Diagrams: Necessary or Sufficient? David Rosengrant, Alan Van Heuvelen, Eugenia Etkina PDF
Scientific Abilities
Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3 (2007) Acting like a physicist: Student approach study to experimental design Anna Karelina and Eugenia Etkina PDF
Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2 (2006) Scientific abilities and their assessment Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen, Suzanne White-Brahmia, David T. Brookes, Michael Gentile, Sahana Murthy, David Rosengrant, and Aaron Warren PDF
TPT January 2006 The Role of Models in Physics Instruction Eugenia Etkina, Aaron Warren, and Michael Gentile PDF
PERC 2004 Proceedings Development of Scientific Abilities in a Large Class Sahana Murthy, Eugenia Etkina PDF
Transfer of Scientific Abilities
Submitted to Journal of Learning Sciences, May 2008 Transfer of Scientific Abilities: Building Habits of Mind Eugenia Etkina, Anna Karelina Maria Ruibal-Villasenor, David Rosengrant, Rebecca Jordan, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver PDF
PERC 2007 Proceedings

Spending Time On Design: Does It Hurt Physics Learning?

Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen, Anna Karelina, Maria Ruibal-Villasenor, and David Rosengrant

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PERC 2007 Proceedings

Design And Non-design Labs: Does Transfer Occur?

A. Karelina, Eugenia Etkina, Maria Ruibal Villasenor, David Rosengrant, Alan Van Heuvelen, and Cindy Hmelo-Silver

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PERC 2007 Proceedings

From Physics to Biology: Helping Students Attain All-Terrain Knowledge

Maria Ruibal-Villasenor, Eugenia Etkina, Anna Karelina, David Rosengrant, Rebecca Jordan and Alan Van Heuvelen

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NARST 2006 Proceedings Taking First Steps to Understand Transfer of Scientific Abilities Eugenia Etkina, Sahana Murthy PDF
Multiple Representations
PERC 2006 Proceedings An Overview of Recent Research on Multiple Representations David Rosengrant, Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen PDF
PERC 2005 Proceedings Case Study: Students’ Use of Multiple Representations in Problem Solving David Rosengrant, Alan Van Heuvelen, Eugenia Etkina PDF
PERC 2004 Proceedings Free-body Diagrams: Necessary or Sufficient? David Rosengrant, Alan Van Heuvelen, Eugenia Etkina PDF
Design Experiments
PERC 2005 Proceedings Design labs: Students’ expectations and reality Eugenia Etkina, Sahana Murthy PDF
Am. J. Phys. 74, 979 (2006) Using introductory labs to engage students in experimental design Eugenia Etkina, Sahana Murthy, Xueli Zou PDF
TPT September 2002 Role of experiments in physics instruction – a process approach Eugenia. Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen, David Brookes, David Mills PDF
Evaluation
PhysRev ST:PER (submitted) Evaluation as a Means for Learning Physics Aaron Warren PDF
PERC 2004 Proceedings The Role of Evaluative Abilities in Physics Learning Aaron Warren PDF
Language
Thesis (Rutgers University, 2006) The Role of Language in Learning Physics David Brookes (Thesis) PDF
PERC 2005 Proceedings Do Our Words Really Matter? Case Studies From Quantum Mechanics David Brookes, Eugenia Etkina PDF
PERC 2004 Proceedings Concerning Scientific Discourse about Heat David Brookes, George Horton, Alan Van Heuvelen, Eugenia Etkina PDF
Other Topics
Thesis (Rutgers University, 2009) Using Multiple-Possibility Physics Problems in Introductory Physics Courses Vazgen Shekoyan (Thesis) PDF
PERC 2007 Proceedings

Introducing Ill-Structured Problems in Introductory Physics Recitations

Vazgen Shekoyan and Eugenia Etkina

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PERC 2006 Proceedings When and How Do Students Engage in Sense-Making in a Physics Lab Anna Karelina, Eugenia Etkina PDF
PERC 2006 Proceedings Reformed Physics Instruction Through The Eyes Of Students Maria Ruibal Villasenor, Eugenia Etkina PDF

Talks & Posters

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ISLE & Formative Assessment
AAPT National Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2001 Teaching Physics in the Investigative Science Learning Environment (I) Marina Milner-Bolotin, Richard Fiorillo, Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen PPT
AAPT National Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2001 Can the learning of physics mirror the doing of physics? Eugenia Etkina PDF
AAPT National Meeting, Boise, ID, August 2002 Formative and summative assessment in a physics class: Time to change Eugenia Etkina, David May, Kathy Harper, Yuh-Fen Lin, Suzanne Brahmia, Alan Van Heuvelen PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Austin, TX, January 2003 Modified Exam Structure in a Large Enrollment ISLE Course Eugenia Etkina, Suzanne Brahmia, Xueli Zou, Ari Eisner, Alan Van Heuvelen PPT
PERC, Madison, WI, August 2003 What did you learn this week? Why do you believe in it? Eugenia Etkina PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Miami, FL, January 2004 Investigative Science Learning Environment: A Sample from Extended Analytical Physics Suzanne Brahmia, Eugenia Etkina PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, January 2005 Formative Assessment: A Method to Close the Feedback Loop Eugenia Etkina PPT
Ball State University, March 2005 Formative Assessment: A Method to Close the Feedback Loop Eugenia Etkina PPT
Florida International University
April 8, 2005
Formative Assessment: A Method to Close the Feedback Loop Eugenia Etkina PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, August 2005 An alternative view of conceptual change in a physics classroom Eugenia Etkina PPT
Scientific Abilities
AAPT National Meeting, Miami, FL, January 2004 Developing and Assessing Scientific Abilities Eugenia Etkina PPT
Rutgers University, October 2004 Developing and Assessing Scientific Abilities Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, January 2005 Using scientific ability rubrics as self-assessment instruments for students in introductory laboratories Sahana Murthy, Eugenia Etkina,
Maria Ruibal Villasenor
PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, August 2005 Scaffolding students’ experimental work with scientific abilities rubrics Maria Ruibal Villasenor, Sahana Murthy,
Anna Karelina, Eugenia Etkina
PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, August 2005 Taking first steps towards understanding transfer of scientific abilities Sahana Murthy
Eugenia Etkina, Maria Ruibal, Anna Karelina
PPT
Transfer of Scientific Abilities
AERA2008, New York, NY Transfer of Scientific Abilties: Building the Habits of Mind Eugenia Etkina, Anna Karelina, Maria Ruibal-Villasenor, David Rosengrant, Rebecca Jordan, Cindy Hmelo-Silver and Alan Van Heuvelen PPT
AAPT Winter Meeting, Baltimore, MD, January 2008 Redefining the word "correct": Helping students learn to test hypotheses and identify assumptions Anna Karelina and Eugenia Etkina PPT
AAPT Winter Meeting, Baltimore, MD, January 2008 The Dynamic Assessment of Student Acquisition of Scientific Abilities Eugenia Etkina, Anna Karelina, Maria Ruibal-Villasenor, Alan Van Heuvelen PPT
Talk given at Harvard, August 2007 Development and transfer of scientific abilities Eugenia Etkina PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Greensboro, NC, August 2007 Transfer of Scientific Abilities Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen, Anna Karelina, Maria Ruibal-Villasenor, David Rosengrant, Cindy Hmelo-Silver, and Rebecca Jordan PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Greensboro, NC, August 2007 Design and non-design labs: Does transfer occur? Anna Karelina, Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen, Maria Ruibal Vilasenhor, David Rosengrant, Rebecca Jordan and Cindy Hmelo-Silver PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Greensboro, NC, August 2007 From Physics to Biology: Helping Students Attain All-Terrain Knowledge Maria Ruibal-Villasenor, Eugenia Etkina, Anna Karelina, David Rosengrant, Rebecca Jordan, Cindy Hmelo-Silver, and Alan Van Heuvelen PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Syracuse, NY, July 2006 Studying Transfer of Scientific Reasoning Abilities Eugenia Etkina, Anna Karelina, Maria Ruibal Villasenor PPT
Multiple Representations
AAPT National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, August 2005 Students Use of Multiple Representations in Introductory Physics David Rosengrant, Alan Van Heuvelen, Eugenia Etkina PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Syracuse, NY, July 2006 How a Problem’s Context Influences Students to Construct FBDs David Rosengrant,
Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen
PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Syracuse, NY, July 2006 Comparing Explicit and Implicit Teaching of Multiple Representation Use in Physics Problem Solving David Rosengrant,
Patrick Kohl, N. Finkelstein
PPT
PERC, Syracuse, NY, July 2006 Free Body Diagrams: How Do We Know if Students Benefit from Using Them? David Rosengrant,
Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen
PPT
Design Experiments
AAPT National Meeting, Sacramento, CA, August 2004 Helping students learn to design experiments in an large-enrollment introductory laboratory class Sahana Murthy, Eugenia Etkina, Michael Gentile, Aaron Warren, Alan Van Heuvelen PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Sacramento, CA, August 2004 Developing and assessing students’ ability to design experiments in a large enrollment lab class Sahana Murthy, Eugenia Etkina, Michael Gentile, Aaron Warren, Alan Van Heuvelen PPT
PERC, Salt Lake City, UT, August 2005 Design labs: Student’s Expectations and Reality Eugenia Etkina, Sahana Murthy PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, August 2005 Tricky Calorimetry: Making Sense of the Real World Anna Karelina, Sahana Murthy,
Maria Rosario Ruibal Villasenor, Eugenia Etkina
PPT
NARST Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2005 Using Experimental Design Problems To Help Students Develop Scientific Abilities Sahana Murthy, Eugenia Etkina PPT
Evaluation
AAPT National Meeting, Sacramento, CA, August 2004 Developing Scientific Evaluation Abilities in Students Aaron R. Warren, Michael Gentile, Alan Van Heuvelen PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, August 2005 Teaching Student Self-Evaluation: Problem Solving, Self-Efficacy, and Motivation Aaron R. Warren PPT
Other Topics
PERC, Syracuse, NY, July 2006 Open-ended exam questions: Is the trouble worth it? Sahana Murthy, Eugenia Etkina PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Syracuse, NY, July 2006 Exploring students’ attitudes towards interactive engagement courses: A comparison study Sahana Murthy, Maria Ruibal Villasenor PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Syracuse, NY, July 2006 Using Cognitive Apprenticeship to Prepare Physics Teachers Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Syracuse, NY, July 2006 How Do We Trigger Student Sense-Making in a Physics Lab? Anna Karelina, Eugenia Etkina PPT
AAPT National Meeting, Syracuse, NY, July 2006 Students Responses to Innovation in Introductory Physics Maria Ruibal Villasenor, Eugenia Etkina PPT