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Okafor, Theresa Ugonwa – European Journal of Physics Education, 2019
This study examined effects of the Polya's problem solving Technique (POPSOT) as observed by Shaibu (1987) in Atadoga (2010) and conventional problem-solving Technique (CONPSOT) on cognitive achievement of physics students. A pre-test post-test quasi experimental design used adopted for the study. The sample comprised of 102 senior secondary two…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Academic Achievement, Physics, Science Instruction
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Hairan, Abdul Manan; Abdullah, Nazlinda; Husin, Abu Hassan – European Journal of Physics Education, 2019
In this paper, the level of conceptual understanding of Newtonian mechanics among Afghan school and university students in Kabul, Afghanistan was investigated. This study employed a quantitative descriptive survey method where the Pashto version of the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) was given to a random sample of 216 students from two schools and…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Physics
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Damli, Seher; Ünlü Yavas, Pervin – European Journal of Physics Education, 2015
The aim of this study is to introduce an activity on magnetic fields prepared in order to improve high school students' views on the nature of science. The activity was prepared according to explicit-reflective approach, which is one of the nature of science teaching methods. The nature of science elements intended to obtain with the activity are…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Science Activities, Magnets
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Önder, Fatih; Silay, Ilhan – European Journal of Physics Education, 2015
This research aims to determine the effectiveness of cooperative groups, organized according to learning styles, on students' physics success. The research was designed according to non-equivalent control group design. In the experimental group, the students were assigned into cooperative groups heterogeneously according to their learning styles…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis
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Ince, Elif; Acar, Yavuz; Temur, Senem – European Journal of Physics Education, 2015
Physics education through physics toys is quite a popular method in foreign countries yet it is still not applied in our country. The aim of this study is to investigation of physics toys' effectiveness of students' physics principles explanation and their attitude towards physics toys. Selected physics toys include subjects of mechanic,…
Descriptors: Toys, Physics, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Ajredini, Fadil; Izairi, Neset; Zajkov, Oliver – European Journal of Physics Education, 2014
This research investigates the influence of computer simulations (virtual experiments) on one hand and real experiments on the other hand on the conceptual understanding of electrical charging. The investigated sample consists of students in the second year (10th grade) of three gymnasiums in Macedonia. There were two experimental groups and one…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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Marušic, Mirko; Sliško, Josip – European Journal of Physics Education, 2014
This study is based on two exploratory questions with the aim of determining the relative effectiveness of two different student activities, called "Reading, Presenting and Questioning" (RPQ) and "Experimenting and Discussing" (ED), in changing students' perceptions and attitudes about the impact of physics learning on the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities
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Luchembe, Dennis; Chinyama, Kaumba; Jumbe, Jack – European Journal of Physics Education, 2014
The study was conducted to show the effectiveness of concept mapping as a teaching strategy to undergraduate students taking introductory physics course. A number of researchers have investigated the effectiveness of concept mapping on student academic achievement. The main focus of these studies have been on comparing the effectiveness of concept…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Concept Mapping, Student Attitudes
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Méndez Coca, David; Slisko, Josip – European Journal of Physics Education, 2013
Many physics professors have difficulties to know and assess in real time the learning of the students in their courses. Nevertheless, today, with Internet and the new technology devices that the students use every day, like smartphones, such tasks can be carried out relatively easy. The professor pose a few questions in "Socrative," the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Podolak, Ken; Danforth, Jordyn – European Journal of Physics Education, 2013
There are a variety of teaching tools available for use in introductory modern physics classrooms. Determining which teaching tool students support can help the teacher structure classroom instruction to include more effective teaching tools. Student participants were surveyed at the end of four separate semesters after using different teaching…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Worksheets, Teaching Methods
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Zabunov, Svetoslav S. – European Journal of Physics Education, 2013
The current paper aims at presenting a modern e-learning method and tool that is utilized in teaching physics in the universities. An online stereo 3D simulation is used for e-learning mechanics and specifically the teaching of spherical pendulum as part of the General Physics course for students in the universities. This approach was realized on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Simulation, College Science, Science Instruction
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Coca, David Méndez – European Journal of Physics Education, 2012
A teacher of a secondary school explained to two groups of 14 and 15-year-old students the thermodynamic correspondent to the curriculum of physics and chemistry. This is an obligatory subject for all the students. They followed two different methods: one group followed the traditional methodology and other one the strategy of the cooperative…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Thermodynamics, Chemistry
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Zajkov, Oliver; Mitrevski, Boce – European Journal of Physics Education, 2012
Students have problems with understanding, using and interpreting graphs. In order to improve the students' skills for working with graphs, we propose Manual Video Measurement (MVM). In this paper, the MVM method is explained and its accuracy is tested. The comparison with the standardized video data software shows that its accuracy is comparable…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Video Technology, Computer Software, Physics
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Zain, Ahmad Nurulazam Md – European Journal of Physics Education, 2010
The research examined the effect of a teaching strategy emphasizing on instructional congruence on students' interests towards learning science. This study was conducted in three "low performing" secondary schools in Penang, Malaysia. There were 214 students involved in this study. A questionnaire was utilized to collect data on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Interests