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Using conceptual blending to analyze student inquiry and embodied engagement in a technology-enabled collaborative learning environment
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Physics Didactics. (Division for Physics Education Research)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9185-628X
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Physics Didactics. (Division for Physics Education Research)
2016 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With the help of digital technology, we can nowadays design inquiry-based learning materials on topics that were traditionally out of experimental reach. One example is using an interactive whiteboard and the software Algodoo to allow students to "create" and "throw" planets into orbits around the Sun. As students engage in this immersive exercise and make sense of what is going on, they intuitively draw on their everyday embodied experiences of throwing objects and using touch-screen devices, as well as their ideas about the universe, physics formalisms and computer simulations. The conceptual blending framework allows us to make better sense of what students bring into such a complex activity and how we can help them gain a physicist-like understanding of the relationships between the "universe out there", physics formalisms, computer simulations and their everyday world.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
coonceptual blending, computer supported collaborative learning, astronomy, embodied cognition, Kepler's laws, orbital motion
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Other Physics Topics
Research subject
Physics with specialization in Physics Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-308326OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-308326DiVA: diva2:1049391
Conference
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Available from: 2016-11-24 Created: 2016-11-24 Last updated: 2016-11-24

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