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Papers in Physics Education Research: 1997
This list includes papers published in a variety of journals that may be of interest to
researchers in physics education and to physics teachers interested in making their
classrooms more effective. Papers have been selected that focus on high school or college
level physics teaching, though we may occasionally include papers described work with
younger students if they seem relevant. This list includes papers published with calendar
dates of 1997.
The American Journal of Physics, Vol. 65
- P. W. Laws, "Promoting active learning based on physics education research in introductory physics courses", No. 1, January 1997, pp. 13-21.
- Edward F. Redish, Jeffery M. Saul, and Richard N. Steinberg, "On the effectiveness of active-engagement microcomputer-based laboratories", No. 1, January 1997, pp. 45-54.
- Ronald Gautreau and Lisa Novemsky, "Concepts first -- A small group approach to physics learning", No. 5, May 1997, pp. 418-428.
- Esther Bagno and Bat-Sheva Eylon, "From problem solving to a knowledge structure: An example from the domain of electromagnetism," No. 8, August 1997, pp. 726-736.
- Irène Rahm and Paul Charbonneau, "Probing stereotypes through students' drawings of scientists," No. 8, August 1997, 774-777.
- Michael Zeilik et al., "Conceptual astronomy: A novel model for teaching postsecondary science courses", No. 10, October 1997, 987-996.
International Journal of Science Education, Vol. 19
- Diane J. Grayson, "A holistic approach to preparing disadvantaged students to succeed in tertiary science studies. Part II. Outcomes of the Science Foundation programme", No. 1, January 1997, pp. 107-123.
- Ricardo Trumper, "A survey of conceptions of energy of Israeli pre-service high school biology teachers", No. 1, 31-46.
- Emily H. van Zee and James Minstrell, "Reflective discourse: developing shared understandings in a physical classroom", No. 2, February 1997, pp. 209-228.
- Reinders Duit and Michael Komorek, "Understanding the basic ideas of chaos theory in a study of limited predicatability", No. 3, March 1997, pp. 247-264.
- Helen M. Doerr, "Experiment, simulation and analysis: an integrated instructional approach to the concept of force", No. 3, March 1997, pp. 265-282.
- Mare Taagepera, Frank Potter, George E. Miller, and Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, "Mapping students' thinking patterns by the use of the Knowledge Space Theory", No. 3, March 1997, pp. 283-302.
- Igal Galili and Varda Bar, "Children's operational knowledge about weight", No. 3, March 1997, pp. 317-340.
- Elizabeth Hazel, Peter Logan, and Patricia Gallagher, "Equitable assessment of students in physics: importance of gender and language background", No. 4, April-May 1997, pp. 381-392.
- Evinella Alexopoulou and Rosalind Driver, "Gender differences in small group discussion in physics", No. 4, April-May 1997, pp. 393-406.
- John A. Malone and Robert F. Cavanagh, "The influence of students' cognitive preferences on the selection of science and mathematics subjects", No. 4, April-May 1997, pp. 481-490.
- P. Koumaras, P. Kariotoglou, and D. Psillos, "Causal structures and counter-intuitive experiments in electricity", No. 6, July 1997, pp. 617-630.
- Martine Méheut, "Designing a learning sequence about a pre-quantitative kinetic model of gases: the parts played by questions and by a computer-simulation", No. 6, July 1997, pp. 647-660.
- G. Andaloro, L. Bellomonte, and R. M. Sperandeo-Mineo, "A computer-based learning environment in the field of Newtonian mechanics", No. 6, July 1997, pp. 661-680.
- David Palmer, "The effect of context on students' reasoning about forces", No. 6, July 1997, pp. 681-696.
- Ileana M. Greca and Marco A. Moreira, "The kinds of mental representations -- models, propositions, and images -- used by college physics students regarding the concept of field", No. 6, July 1997, pp. 711-724.
- Cedric J. Linder, Carrie Leonard-McIntyre, Delia Marshall, and M. Rudolph Nchodu, "Physics tutors' metalearning development through an extension of Schön's reflective practice, No. 7, August 1997, pp. 821-833.
- D. Heywood and J. Parker, "Confronting the analogy: primary teachers exploring the usefulness of analogies in the teaching and learning of electricity", No. 8, Sept.-Oct. 1997, pp. 869-886.
- M. L. Aiello-Nicosia, et al., "Teaching mechanical oscillations using an integrated curriculum", No. 8, Sept.-Oct. 1997, pp. 981-995.
- Wolff-Michael Roth, Kenneth Tobin, and Kenneth Shaw, "Cascades of inscriptions and the re-presentation of nature: how numbers, tables, graphs, and money come to re-present a rolling ball", No. 9, Nov. 1997, pp. 1075-1091.
- L. Viennot and F. Chauvet, "Two dimensions to characterize research-based teaching strategies: examples in elementary optics", No. 10, Dec. 1997, pp. 1159-1168.
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Vol. 16
- Ricardo Trumper, "Learning kinematics with a V-Scope: A case study", No. 1, 91-110.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Vol. 34
- Sharon K. Chambers and Thomas Andre, "Gender, prior knowledge, interest, and experience in electricity and conceptual change text manipulations in learning about direct current", No. 2, February 1997, pp. 107-123.
- Wolff-Michael Roth and Keith B. Lucas, "From 'truth' to 'invented reality': A discourse analysis of high school physics students' talk about scientific knowledge", No. 2, February 1997, pp. 145-179.
- Abdullateef H. Haidar, "Prospective chemistry teachers' conceptions of the conservation of matter and related concepts", No. 2, February 1997, pp. 181-197.
- Timothy F. Slater, Joseph M. Ryan, and Sara L. Samson, "Impact and dynamics of portfolio assessment and traditional assessment in a college physics course", No. 3, March 1997, pp. 255-271.
- Richard W. Moore and Rachel Leigh Hill Foy, "The Scientific Attitude Inventory: A Revision (SAI II)", No. 4, April 1997, pp. 327-336.
- Michael P. Freedman, "Relationship among laboratory instruction, attitude toward science, and achievement in science knowledge", No. 4, April 1997, pp. 343-357.
- Edward R. Karpp and Norman H. Anderson, "Cognitive assessment of function knowledge", No. 4, April 1997, pp. 359-376.
- Michael J. Sanger and Thomas J. Greenbowe, "Common student misconceptions in electrochemistry: Ga;vanic, electrolytic, and concentration cells", No. 4, April 1997, pp. 377-398.
- Dorothy Langley, Miky Ronen, and Bat-Sheva Eylon, "Light propagation and visual patterns: Preinstruction learners' conceptions", No. 4, April 1997, pp. 399-424.
- Lawrence T. Escalada and Dean A. Zollman, "An investigation on the effects of using interactive digital video in a physics classroom on student learning and attitudes", No. 5, May 1997, pp. 467-490.
- Kenneth Tobin, Campbell McRobbie, and David Anderson, "Dialectical constraints to the discursive practices of a high school physics community", No. 5, May 1997, pp. 491-508.
- Wolff-Michael Roth, Campbell J. McRobbie, Keith B. Lucas, and Sylvie Boutonné, "Why may students fail to learn from demonstrations? A social practice perspective on learning physics", No. 5, May 1997, pp. 509-533.
- Thomas W. Shinland, "Quantum mechanics and conceptual change in high school chemistry textbooks", No. 5, May 1997, pp. 535-545.
- Douglas Huffman, "Effect of explicit problem solving instruction on high school students' problems solving performance and conceptual understanding of physics", No. 6, August 1997, pp. 551-570.
- James A. Shymansky et al., "Examining the construction process: A study of changes in level 10 students' understanding of classical mechanics", No. 6, August 1997, pp. 571-593.
- Josip Slisko and Dewey I. Dykstra, Jr., "The role of scientific terminology in research and teaching: Is something important missing?", No. 6, August 1997, pp. 655-660.
- David B. Pushkin, "Scientific terminology and context: How broad or narrow are our meanings?", No. 6, August 1997, pp. 661-668.
- Barbara J. Guzzetti, Wayne O. Williams, Stephanie A. Skeels, and Shwu Ming Wi, "Influence of text structure on learning counterintuitive physics concepts", No. 7, September 1997, pp. 701-720.
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 6
- Gay B. Stewart, John C. Stewart, Sean Slape and Jon Osborn, "Optimally engineering traditional introductory physics classes", No. 4, Dec. 1997, 297-314.
Physics Education, Vol. 32
- J. Bolton and S. Ross," Developing students' physics problem-solving skills", No. 3, May 1997, pp. 176-185.
- M. Ronen and M. Eliahu, "Addressing students' common difficulties in basic electricity by qualitative simulation based activities", No. 6, Nov. 1997, pp. 392-398.
The Physics Teacher, Vol. 35
- Richard N. Steinberg and Mel S. Sabella, "Performance on multiple-choice diagnostics and complementary exam problems", No. 3, March 1997, pp. 150-155.
- Robert J. Dufresne, William J. Gerace, and William J. Leonard, "Solving physics problems with multiple representations", No. 5, May 1997, pp. 270-275.
- Philip M. Sadler and Robert H. Tai, "The role of high-school physics in preparing students for college physics", No. 5, May 1997, pp. 282-285.
- David R. Sokoloff and Ronald K. Thornton, "Using interactive lecture demonstrations to create an active learning environment", No. 6, September 1997, pp. 340-347.
Research in Science and Technological Education, Vol. 15.
- Ricardo Trumper," Applying conceptual conflict strategies in the learning of the energy concept", No. 1, 5-18.
These papers were selected by E. F. Redish. To contribute suggestions
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