Research

Learn more about the research being done by my physics education research group. This page houses downloadable links to all of my groups publications and most of the talks and posters that we have presented over the past decade.

Publications

“Epistemological thresholding: dynamic mental models and scientific reasoning ability,” J.C. Moore and J. Slisko, J. Res. Sci. Teach. (in prep).

“Efficacy of multimedia learning modules as preparation for lecture-based tutorials in electromagnetism” J.C. Moore, Phys. Rev. STPER (under review). (pdf)

“Dynamic Visualizations of Multi-Body Physics Problems and Scientific Reasoning Ability: A Threshold to Understanding,” J.C. Moore and J. Slisko, Proceeding of GIREP (under review). (pdf)

“Hidden Circuits: An Authentic Research Experience in One Lab Period,” J.C. Moore and L.J. Rubbo, Phys. Teach. (in press).

“Application of the cognitive apprenticeship framework to a middle school robotics camp,” B. Larkins, J.C. Moore, L.R. Covington, and L.J. Rubbo, SIGCSE’13: Proceedings of the 44th technical symposium on computer science education, pgs. 89-94 (2013). (pdf)

“Scientific reasoning abilities of non-science majors in physics-based courses,” J.C. Moore, L.J. Rubbo, Phys. Rev. ST PER8, 010106 (2012). (pdf)

“Transitional to formal operational: using authentic research experiences to get students to think more like scientists,” J.C. Moore, Euro. J. Phys. Educ. Research3(4), 1-12 (2012). (pdf)

World experts in physics education meet,” H. Close, D. Mendez, and J.C. Moore, Phys. Educ47, 508-511 (2012).

“Are we teaching students to think like scientists?” L.J. Rubbo and J.C. Moore, Connecting People to Science, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 457, pg. 343-347 (2012).

“Using billiard balls to explore the concept of virtual images,” J.C. Moore, R.D. Floyd, C.V. Thompson, Phys. Educ46, 382 (2011).

“Graphical method for determining projectile trajectory,” J.C. Moore, J.C. Baker, L. Franzel, D. McMahon and D. Songer, Phys. Teach48, 203 (2010).

“Two tracks demonstrate average speed,” J.C. Moore, Phys. Educ44, 456-457 (2009).

Talks and Posters

Invited Talks
“Science reasoning and process: Pushing past thresholds to learning,” J.C. Moore
Czech and Slovak Fulbright Seminar, Olomouc, Czech Republic (January 2016). (pdf)“Dynamic Visualizations of Multi-Body Physics Problems and Scientific Reasoning Ability: A Threshold to Understanding,”
J.C. Moore, Groupe International de Recherche sur l’Enseignement de la Physique (GIREP). Wroclaw, Poland (July 2015). (pdf)

“Science process and formal reasoning: a first-year experience for underprepared physics/engineering majors,” J.C. Moore
XXI International Workshop New Trends in Physics Teaching
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Puebla, Mexico (May 2013). (pdf)

“Physics by Inquiry as a first-year experience for underprepared physics majors,” J.C. Moore
AAPT Winter Meeting, New Orleans, LA (January 2013) (pdf)

“Scientific reasoning and the non-science major,” J.C. Moore
AAPT Summer Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (July 2012)

“Transitional to formal operational: using authentic research experiences to get students to think more like scientists,”
J.C. Moore,
XX International Workshop New Trends in Physics Teaching
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Puebla, Mexico (May 2012) (pdf)

Conferences
“Epistemological thresholding: dynamic mental models and scientific reasoning ability,” J.C. Moore and J. Slisko
International Conference on Physics Education
Cordoba, Argentina (August 2014) (pdf)

“Multimedia learning modules as preparation for lecture-based tutorials in electromagnetism,” J.C. Moore
Poster, ICPE, Cordoba, Argentina (August 2014) (pdf)
Poster, AAPT Summer Meeting (July 2012)

“Modeling hidden circuits: an authentic research experience in two hours,” J.C. Moore Poster, AAPT Winter Meeting (January 2013) (pdf)

“Formative assessment of hypothetico-deductive reasoning by directly challenging student epistemol- ogy,” J.C. Moore, L.J. Rubbo
Talk, AAPT Summer meeting (August 2011) (pdf)

“Are we teaching students to think like scientists?” L.J. Rubbo, Poster, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (August 2011)

“Targeting scientific reasoning in the conceptual physics course,” J.C. Moore, L.J. Rubbo
Talk, AAPT Winter meeting (February 2011)