Programming as a semiotic system to support physics students' construction of meaning: A pilot study

Kim Svensson, Urban Eriksson, Ann-Marie Pendrill, Lassana Ouattara

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Abstract

The paper describes a pilot study where programming was introduced to a small group of Swedish upper secondary students with the intent to showcase how programming could be used to construct meaning about different physics concepts. The study found that the students realized the potential of programming as a tool to investigate and explore physics. The results were then described using the theoretical frameworks of social semiotics and variation theory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Physics Education (ICPE) 2018
PublisherIOP Publishing
Volume1512
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Apr 1
EventInternational Conference on Physics Education (ICPE) 2018 - Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 2018 Oct 12018 Oct 5

Publication series

NameJournal of Physics: Conference Series
PublisherIoP
Volume1512
ISSN (Print)1742-6596

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Physics Education (ICPE) 2018
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityJohannesburg
Period2018/10/012018/10/05

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Other Physics Topics
  • Didactics

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