Measurement uncertainty as a threshold concept in Physics

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Uniserve Science
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
Proceedings of the 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference, 2010, 2010, pp. 98 - 103
Issue Date:
2010-01
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We report on the initial findings of a study aimed at developing ways to address threshold concepts in the design of undergraduate curricula, involving academics in two disciplines (physics and law) from four Australian universities The present paper compares two different processes by which physics academics identified and characterised a candidate threshold concept, measurement uncertainty, using student interviews and their own experiences as teachers.
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