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In this study, we use graphical analysis to develop a learner-centered approach to understanding kinematics. The learner-centered approach offers three advantages: it is consistent with pedagogy that has been shown to be effective for learning, it can be naturally integrated with real-time data collection using motion detectors or video analysis, and it provides a mechanism for developing insight into both physics and calculus. Students discover fundamental principles through a series of laboratory modules. The learning process is integrated into a conceptual framework through a variety of activities and application projects.
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Ellis, Glenn W. and Turner, Warren A., "Improving the Conceptual Understanding of Kinematics Through Graphical Analysis" (2002). Engineering: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.