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Optometry and Vision Science Research Guide: Optics

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Computational optics

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Literature, student orientation to optics

Avudainayagam, K., & Avudainayagam, C. (2006). Simple experiments in optics for undergraduate optometry students using He-Ne laser. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 89(1), 47–48.

Azmy, W. N., Damayanti, A. E., Kuswanto, H., & Susetyo, B. (2020). Learning optics with android-assisted comics: The impacts on students critical thinking. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1440(1), 12055.

Bakholdin, A., Voznesenskaya, A., Romanova, G., Ivanova, T., Tolstoba, N., Ezhova, K., Garshin, A., Trifonov, O., Sazonenko, D., & Ekimenkova, A. (2017). Online course Geometrical Optics for undergraduate students. 10452, 104521S-104521S – 7.

Baldwin, G., Snchez, R., Asmad, M., Tucto, K., & Gonzales, F. (2010). Simulation as a tool for teaching spectrographs optics to undergraduate physics students. 7652(1), 76522W-76522W – 10.

Chu, H.-E., & Treagust, D. F. (2014). Secondary Students’ Stable and Unstable Optics Conceptions Using Contextualized Questions. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 23(2), 238–251.

Colin, P., Chauvet, F., & Viennot, L. (2002). Reading images in optics: Students’ difficulties and teachers’ views. International Journal of Science Education, 24(3), 313–332.

Colin, P., & Viennot, L. (2001). Using two models in optics: Students’ difficulties and suggestions for teaching. American Journal of Physics, 69(S1), S36–S44.

Crawford, G. P., & Suuberg, E. M. (2004). Optics-inspired student entrepreneurship. Optics and Photonics News, 15(8), 26–31.

Danvers, E. (2021). Individualised and instrumentalised? Critical thinking, students and the optics of possibility within neoliberal higher education. Critical Studies in Education, 62(5), 641–656.

Dark ML, Merriweather CM. Student learning through independent projects in introductory optics. In: Vol 12297. SPIE; 2022:122972F-122972F-2. doi:10.1117/12.2635589

Donnelly, M. J., & Donnelly, J. (2019). Enlightening students: Optics applications in the math classroom. 11143.

Etkina, E., Planinsic, G., & Vollmer, M. (2013). A simple optics experiment to engage students in scientific inquiry. American Journal of Physics, 81(11), 815–822.

Fabris, J. L., & Muller, M. (2021). Teaching Experimental Optics for Undergraduate Students in COVID-19 Times. IMOC, 1–3.

Fatima, W. O., Sadiyah, L. H., Siahaan, P., Samsudin, A., Novia, H., & Suhendi, E. (2021). Enhancing students collaboration skills in learning geometrical optics trough the ICARE learning model at Kabawo. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2098(1), 12012.

Garmire E. Nonlinear Optics: A Student’s Perspective—With Python Problems and Examples. American Journal of Physics. 2018;86(9):718-720. doi:10.1119/1.5049589

Hand, B., Prain, V., & Scholes, I. (1996). Light Learning: Enlighten students with this optics puzzle. The Science Teacher (National Science Teachers Association), 63(9), 38–40.

Hanif, S., Wijaya, A. F. C., Winarno, N., & Salsabila, E. R. (2019). The use of STEM project-based learning toward students’ concept mastery in learning light and optics. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1280(3), 32051.

Hartati, H., Mondolang, A. H., Silangen, P. M., Tulandi, D. A., Marianus, M., & Poluakan, C. (2021). PIMCA learning models to improve student learning outcomes in optic magnifying glass tool. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1968(1), 12036.

James, M. C. (2011). Optics Demonstration with Student Eyeglasses Using the Inquiry Method. The Physics Teacher, 49(6), 357–359.

Masters, M. F., & Grove, T. T. (2014). Using concept building in optics to improve student research skills. 9289, 928915-928915–928924.

Nakamura, C. M., Cassar, M. T., & Brady, B. A. (2019). A pilot study of optics laboratory activities impact on students connections between theory and experiment. 11143.

Putra, A. S. U., Hamidah, I., & Nahadi. (2020). The development of five-tier diagnostic test to identify misconceptions and causes of students’ misconceptions in waves and optics materials. 1521(2), 22020.

Putri, R. A. H., Widodo, A., & Rusyati, L. (2021). Developing a Four-Tier Diagnostic Test to identify students’ conception on light and optic topic. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2098(1), 12008.

Senderáková, D., Mesaros, V., & Drzik, M. (2014). Coherent optics in students’ laboratories. 9441, 944113-944113–944117.

Thapa, D., & Lakshminarayanan, V. (2014). Light and optics conceptual evaluation findings from first year optometry students. 9289, 928919-928919–8.

Wardani, T. B., Widodo, A., & Winarno, N. (2017). Using Inquiry-based Laboratory Activities in Lights and Optics Topic to Improve Students’ Conceptual Understanding. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 895(1), 12152.

Xu, L., Prain, V., & Speldewinde, C. (2021). Challenges in designing and assessing student interdisciplinary learning of optics using a representation construction approach. International Journal of Science Education, 43(6), 844–867.

Zhou, Y., Hu, Y., Dong, L., Liu, M., Zhao, Y., Kong, L., Hao, Q., & Huang, Y. (2017). Why not serve an educational buffet for students? Blended learning in optics experimental education. 10452, 1045210-1045210–1045216.