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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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Kizilaslan, Aydin – European Journal of Physics Education, 2019
Science education has an important role in children's understanding of the world, making the right decisions in accordance with their perceptions, using problem solving skills and scientific attitudes. In this study, the effects of activities prepared by considering the needs of visually impaired students on the development of scientific process…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Science Process Skills, Science Instruction, Physics
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Riveros, Héctor G. – European Journal of Physics Education, 2019
This paper discusses the importance of one of the most crucial elements in science and technology education: the development of the individual capacity to cope with new problems. Also, discuss the importance of being aware of the existence of "formative objectives" and "tacit knowledge". In the planning of a course, taking into…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Instructional Design, Curriculum Design
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Marušic, Mirko; Sliško, Josip – European Journal of Physics Education, 2017
In this research, we gave to technical university students (N=50) and high school students (N=75) a verbally described situation of a partially defined physics problem. The task for the both groups of the students was to generate drawings of how they imagined the situation that the problem referred to. A fully abstract drawing was generated by 48%…
Descriptors: College Students, High School Students, Physics, Science Instruction
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Mešic, Vanes; Mahmutovic, Sabaheta; Hasovic, Elvedin; Erceg, Nataša – European Journal of Physics Education, 2016
Earlier research has found that it is useful to distinguish situations in which students construct external representations on their own from situations in which they are expected to interpret already provided external representations. One type of representations that is particularly important for teaching mechanics is the free-body diagram. In…
Descriptors: Mechanics (Physics), Science Instruction, Visual Aids, Problem Solving
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Yerdelen-Damar, Sevda – European Journal of Physics Education, 2015
The present study investigated the underlying reasons for difficulties faced by students when they applied the concept of inertia across varying contexts. The participants of the study included five high school students. Data obtained from interviews were interpreted from the perspectives of the coordination class and epistemological framing…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Physics, Science Instruction, Epistemology
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Allaire-Duquette, Geneviève; Charland, Patrick; Riopel, Martin – European Journal of Physics Education, 2014
In physics, women find contexts concerning human biology, medical applications, or natural phenomena highly relevant (Hoffmann, 2002), and the rareness or absence of these in physics curricula may make it more difficult for women to develop and maintain their interest in physics. To date, research in physics education addressing student's…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Females, Science Interests
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Garcia Trujillo, Luis Antonio; Ramirez Díaz, Mario H.; Rodriguez Castillo, Mario – European Journal of Physics Education, 2013
Solving the position of a simple pendulum at any time is apparently one of the most simple and basic problems to solve in high school and college physics courses. However, because of this apparent simplicity, teachers and physics texts often assume that the solution is immediate without pausing to reflect on the problem formulation or verifying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mexicans, Science Teachers, Misconceptions
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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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Shivalingaswamy, T.; Kagali, B. A. – European Journal of Physics Education, 2011
Energy eigenvalues for a non-relativistic particle in a linear potential well are available. In this paper we obtain the eigenenergies for a relativistic spin less particle in a similar potential using an extension of the well-known WKB method treating the potential as the time component of a four-vector potential. Since genuine bound states do…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Molecular Structure
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Balukovic, Jasmina; Slisko, Josip; Hadzibegovic, Zalkida – European Journal of Physics Education, 2011
Since 2003, international project PISA evaluates 15-year old students in solving problems that include "decision taking", "analysis and design of systems" and "trouble-shooting". This article presents the results of a pilot research conducted with 215 students from first to fourth grade of a high school in Sarajevo…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High School Students, Transportation
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Gok, Tolga – European Journal of Physics Education, 2010
The on-line tutoring system, LON-CAPA, was implemented in Introductory Calculus-Based Physics-II course at Colorado School of Mines in fall 2008 and spring 2009. In this paper, the features and the case study of the LON-CAPA implementation were described. The performance data obtained from the scores of students enrolled in the course represented…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Large Group Instruction, Physics