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The Force Concept Inventory: A Tool for Monitoring Student Learning.
The Force Concept Inventory is a multiple-choice test designed to monitor students' understanding of force and related kinematics. In this paper we review the development of the FCI, outline itsExpand
Kainate Receptor Activation Induces Mixed Lineage Kinase-mediated Cellular Signaling Cascades via Post-synaptic Density Protein 95*
The results suggest that PSD-95 plays a critical role in GluR6-mediated JNK activation and excitotoxicity by anchoring mixed lineage kinase (MLK) 2 or MLK3, upstream activators of JNKs, to the receptor complex. Expand
Force Concept Inventory-based multiple-choice test for investigating students' representational consistency
Received 14 April 2010; published 25 August 2010This study investigates students’ ability to interpret multiple representations consistently i.e., representa-tional consistency in the context of theExpand
Using the Force Concept Inventory to monitor student learning and to plan teaching
This is the second of two papers focusing on the Force Concept Inventory, a multiple-choice test designed to monitor students' understanding of force and related kinematics. In this paper we outlineExpand
Using a Bridging Representation and Social Interactions to Foster Conceptual Change: Designing and Evaluating an Instructional Sequence for Newton's Third Law.
This paper offers an account of, and findings from, an approach to designing and evaluating an instructional sequence set in the context of Newton's third law. The design of the sequence draws uponExpand
Does using a visual-representation tool foster students ability to identify forces and construct free-body diagrams?
Earlier research has shown that after physics instruction, many students have difficulties with the force concept, and with constructing free-body diagrams (FBDs). It has been suggested that treatingExpand
Erratum: Force Concept Inventory-based multiple-choice test for investigating students’ representational consistency [Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res.6, 020109 (2010)]
In our paper published recently in this journal, we presented the rationale and structure of the Representational Variant of the Force Concept Inventory R-FCI . For this purpose we analyzed highExpand
Relations between Representational Consistency, Conceptual Understanding of the Force Concept, and Scientific Reasoning.
Previous physics education research has raised the question of ‘‘hidden variables’’ behind students’ success in learning certain concepts. In the contextof the force concept, it has been suggestedExpand
High School Students’ Conceptual Coherence of Qualitative Knowledge in the Case of the Force Concept
This study consists of a theoretical and an empirical part. The theoretical research aims were to characterise students’ conceptual coherence of qualitative knowledge in the case of the forceExpand
The Force Concept Inventory as a Measure of Students Conceptual Coherence
The Force Concept Inventory (FCI) is a multiple choice test designed to monitor students’ understanding of the conceptual domain of force and related kinematics (Hestenes et al. Physics TeacherExpand