March 16, 2024
Delaware State University, Bank of America Building
US/Eastern timezone
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Using hand-held visual accelerometers and the CER Framework in student-centered classrooms to talk through FCI misconceptions.

Mar 16, 2024, 9:30 AM
BOA 217 (Delaware State University, Bank of America Building)

BOA 217

Delaware State University, Bank of America Building

1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901
Talk (15 minutes) BOA 217


Judson Wagner (Elizabethtown College)


In establishing student-centered learning environments, educators look for ways to prompt student-directed exploration, rich and authentic discourse, and collaborative peer instruction, while eliciting evidence of student learning. The Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) writing framework can help classrooms normalize effective student-centered science activities. This presentation offers educators a strategy in a student-centered environment that uses Force Concept Inventory (FCI) misconceptions to quickly guide students to make a claim, puts visual accelerometers into students’ hands to help them to quickly explore and present evidence, and consequently, give students more time to craft their scientific reasoning that ties the claim and evidence together and contributes to their enduring conceptual understanding.

Primary author

Judson Wagner (Elizabethtown College)

Presentation materials