Investigative Science Learning Environment

Papers

ISLE and the role of experiments in it

  1. Etkina, E. (2015). Millikan award lecture: Students of physics—Listeners, observers, or collaborative participants in physics scientific practices? American Journal of Physics, 83(8), 669-679. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.4923432

  2. Etkina, E. & Van Heuvelen, A. (2007) Investigative Science Learning Environment - A Science Process Approach to Learning Physics, in E. F. Redish and P. Cooney, (Eds.), Research Based Reform of University Physics, (AAPT), Online at http://per-central.org/per_reviews/media/volume1/ISLE-2007.pdf

  3. Etkina, E., Van Heuvelen, A., Brookes, D. T., & Mills, D. (2002). Role of experiments in physics instruction – A process approach. The Physics Teacher, 40(6), 351-355. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.1511592

  4. Poklinek Čančula, M., Planinšič, G. & Etkina, E. (2015) Analyzing patterns in experts' approaches to solving experimental problems, American Journal of Physics, 83(4), 366-374.

  5. Etkina, E. & Planinsic, G. (2014). Thinking like a scientist. Physics World, March, 48-51. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.4913528

  6. Etkina, E. and Planinsic, G. (2015) Defining and developing “Critical Thinking” through devising and testing multiple explanations of the same phenomenon. The Physics Teacher, 53, 432-437. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.4931014

  7. Etkina, E., Van Heuvelen, A., Brookes, D. T., & Mills, D. (2002). Role of experiments in physics instruction – A process approach. The Physics Teacher, 40(6), 351-355. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.1511592

  8. Etkina, E., Warren, A., & Gentile, M. (2005). The role of models in physics instruction. The Physics Teacher, 44 (1), 34-39. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.2150757

  9. Etkina, E. & Van Heuvelen, A. (2001). Investigative Science Learning Environment: Using the processes of science and cognitive strategies to learn physics. Proceedings of the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference. Rochester, NY, 17-21. https://www.compadre.org/repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4379&DocID=1021

ISLE Labs

  1. Etkina, E., Murthy, S., & Zou, X. (2006) Using introductory labs to engage students in experimental design. American Journal of Physics. 74, 979. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.2238885

  2. Etkina, E., Van Heuvelen, A., White-Brahmia, S., Brookes, D. T., Gentile, M., Murthy, S., Rosengrant, D., and Warren, A. (2006) Developing and assessing student scietific abilities Physical Review. Special Topics, Physics Education Research. 2, 020103. https://journals.aps.org/prper/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.020103

  3. Etkina, E., Karelina, A., & Ruibal-Villasenor, M. (2008). How long does it take? A study of student acquisition of scientific abilities. Physical Review, Special Topics, Physics Education Research, 4, 020108. https://journals.aps.org/prper/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.4.020108

  4. Etkina, E., Karelina, A., Murthy, S., & Ruibal-Villasenor, M. (2009). Using action research to improve learning and formative assessment to conduct research. Physical Review. Special Topics, Physics Education Research, 5, 010109. https://journals.aps.org/prper/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.010109

  5. Brookes, D. T., Etkina, E. (2010) Physical Phenomena in real time, Science, 330, 605-606.

  6. Etkina, E., Karelina, A., Ruibal-Villasenor, M., Jordan, R., Rosengrant, D., & Hmelo-Silver, C. (2010). Design and reflection help students develop scientific abilities: Learning in introductory physics laboratories, Journal of the Learning Sciences, 19, 1, 54-98. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10508400903452876

Language and reflection and physics learning

  1. Brookes, D. T., & Etkina, E. (2015). The Importance of Language in Students' Reasoning About Heat in Thermodynamic Processes. International Journal of Science Education, 37 (5-6) 659-779. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09500693.2015.1025246

  2. Brookes, D. & Etkina, E. (2009). Force, ontology and language. Physical Review, Special Topics, Physics Education Research, 5, 010110. https://journals.aps.org/prper/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.5.010110

  3. May, D. & Etkina, E. (2002). College physics students' epistemological self-reflection and its relationship to conceptual learning. American Journal of Physics, 70 (12), 1249-1258. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.1503377

  4. Harper, K., Etkina, E., & Lin, Y. (2003). Encouraging and analyzing student questions in a large physics course: Meaningful patterns for instructors. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 40 (8), 776-791. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/tea.10111

  5. 20. Etkina, E. & Andre, K. (2002). Weekly Reports: Student reflections on learning. Journal of College Science Teaching, 31 (7), 476-480. https://search.proquest.com/docview/200360233?pq-origsite=gscholar

  6. 21. Etkina, E. (2000). Weekly Reports: A two-way feedback tool. Science Education 84, 594-605. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/1098-237X(200009)84:5%3C594::AID-SCE3%3E3.0.CO;2-U

LED Papers

  1. Planinšič, G. & Etkina, E. (2015) Light-Emitting Diodes: Solving Complex Problems, The Physics Teacher , 53 (5), 291-297. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.4917437

  2. Planinšič, G. & Etkina, E. (2015) Light Emitting Diodes: Exploration of New Physics, The Physics Teacher, 53 (4), 212-218. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.4917437

  3. Etkina, E. & Planinsic, G. (2014). Light Emitting Diodes: Exploration of Underlying Physics, The Physics Teacher, 52 (4), 212-218. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.4868933

  4. Planinšič, G., & Etkina, E. (2014) Light Emitting Diodes: A hidden treasure, The Physics Teacher, 52 (2), 2014, 94-99. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.4862113 (This paper contains numerous references on how to use LEDs in physics teaching and references on LED physics).

Other papers that contain ISLE-based experimental problems

  1. Planinšič G. & Etkina E. (2015) Popping a balloon with spaghetti, The Physics Teacher, 53 (5), 309-310. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.4917443

  2. Planinšič, G., Gregorcic, B., & Etkina, E. (2014) Learning and teaching with a computer scanner, Physics Education, 49 (5), 586 - 595. http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0031-9120/49/5/586/meta

  3. Etkina, E., Planinšič, G., & Vollmer, M. (2013) A simple optics experiment to engage students in scientific inquiry, American Journal of Physics, 81 (11), 815 - 822. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.4822176

  4. Planinšič, G. & Etkina, E. (2012) Bubbles that change the speed of sound. The Physics Teacher, 50 (8), 458-462. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1119/1.4758141