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Seeing the real world: Comparing learning from enhanced lecture demonstrations and verification labs

  title={Seeing the real world: Comparing learning from enhanced lecture demonstrations and verification labs},
  author={Emily M. Smith and Natasha G. Holmes},
  journal={arXiv: Physics Education},
Instructors in introductory physics courses often use labs and demonstrations to reinforce that the physics introduced in lectures and textbooks describes what actually happens in the real world. The surface features of these activities are similar and instructional learning goals are usually identical, but physics education research has surprisingly found very different impacts of these instructional methods on students' physics content knowledge. In this paper we discuss possible mechanisms… 

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