Gary Gladding presenting at a 2014 conference for physics teachers

PER group

Our group includes members from both the Physics Department and the School of Education.

Papers and Talks

Effect of Viewing Order on Students' Judgments of Realistic Motion


AAPT Summer Meeting, Greensboro, NC

Previous studies have found that physics students give different judgments of realism for animations of balls rolling on a pair of tracks depending on whether one or two balls are shown; however, education students gave similar judgments for both one and two ball conditions. In this recent study, additional factors that influence physics students? judgments have been identified. These new results will be presented, and implications regarding various views of student reasoning, such as coordination classes and naive theories, will be discussed.

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