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Programming and its affordances for physics education: A social semiotic and variation theory approach to learning physics

Svensson, Kim LU ; Eriksson, Urban LU orcid and Pendrill, Ann-Marie LU orcid (2020) In Physical Review Physics Education Research 16(1).
Abstract
The paper describes a theoretical analysis of programming and what it offers in terms of the meaning-making process. It finds that programming provide opportunity to iterate, to visualise and to perform transductions. Each affordance has been shown to affect the meaning-making process and can enhance it if used in a meaningful way. By using variation theory as a lens of these affordances, we identify that the different affordances, provided by programming, can be used to great effect in a learning environment and showcases some excerpts from an earlier study that shows this.
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Affordances, Physics Education Research, Programming, Social Semiotics, Variation Theory
categories
Higher Education
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Physical Review Physics Education Research
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16
issue
1
article number
010127
publisher
American Physical Society
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  • scopus:85090151497
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2469-9896
DOI
10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.010127
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Programming in Physics Education
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English
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