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Baybars, Meryem Görecek – European Journal of Physics Education, 2019
The purpose of the current research was to determine the opinions and alternative concepts of the pre-service science teachers about the functions of the elements found in a simple electric circuit. The current research was carried out with the participation of the first-year students attending the Science Teaching Department of a state university…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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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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Crogman, Horace; Peters, Raul; TrebeauCrogman, Maryam – European Journal of Physics Education, 2018
Concept inventory (CI) tests are typically used to measure students' general knowledge before and after instruction. We find issue with the current format of these tests, which some researchers claim, measure students' misconceptions, since the answers choices given to students do not consider their prior knowledge. We particularly analyze Force…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
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Härtel, Hermann – European Journal of Physics Education, 2018
The classical physics treatment of "Electromagnetic Induction" is based on Faraday's Law and Lorentz Force. This paper presents an alternative approach, based on Wilhelm Weber´s Fundamental Force Law of Electrodynamics. It covers mutual induction, self-induction, parallel and anti-parallel currents, and currents in the same and opposite…
Descriptors: Energy, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Physics
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Romcevic, Nebojsa – European Journal of Physics Education, 2018
This paper has two parts. In the first part, intended for physics students as well as for engineering students whose primary interest is not physics, a new lesson related to shadow properties is given as a part of lectures on light. The effects resulting from a shadow 'motion' observed on a screen were looked into. The relationship between the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods
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Özcan, Hasan – European Journal of Physics Education, 2018
In this study, changes occurring in the content of the applied physics courses curriculum in Turkey since the declaration of Turkish Republic until today are intended to be comparatively analyzed. The study is different from similar studies in terms of extent and content. It is thought that it will be a descriptive source which shows the contents…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Educational History, Science Curriculum
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Arlego, Marcelo; Fanaro, Maria de los Angeles – European Journal of Physics Education, 2017
In this work, we present a pedagogical strategy to describe the diffraction phenomenon based on a didactic adaptation of the Feynman's path integrals method, which uses only high school mathematics. The advantage of our approach is that it allows to describe the diffraction in a fully quantum context, where superposition and probabilistic aspects…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Light, Scientific Concepts
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Turgut, Umit; Colak, Alp; Salar, Riza – European Journal of Physics Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of the course materials developed in accordance with 7E model in the unit of electromagnetism in high school physics class on students' conceptual success. The present study was conducted with a total of 52 11th grade students in two separate classrooms at a high school. The action research…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
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Tanushevsk, Atanas; Rendevski, Stojan – European Journal of Physics Education, 2016
For acquainting the students of applied physics and students of teaching physics with the concept of energy efficiency, electrical and spectral characteristics of two widely used lamps--integrated fluorescence lamp and common light bulb have been investigated. Characterization of the lamps has been done by measuring the spectral irradiance and…
Descriptors: Energy, Energy Conservation, Lighting, Efficiency
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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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Türkmen, Hakan – European Journal of Physics Education, 2015
The purpose of study is to investigate the fifth graders' understandings of the basic astronomy concept and, if they have, to define their misconceptions and then to determine what reason/s behind them. For this purpose, two hundred seventy fifth grade students from 6 different schools participated. Randomly selected 45 students performing under…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Misconceptions
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Ramírez Díaz, Mario H.; Nieto Betance, Gabriela; García Trujillo, Luís Antonio; Chávez-Campos, David A. – European Journal of Physics Education, 2015
In its program of studies for preschool level, the Secretary of Public Education of Mexico promoted development of four standards of science: Scientific knowledge, applications of scientific knowledge and technology, skills associated to science, and attitudes associated to science. However, to develop this skills and reach out the standards there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Preschool Education
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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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