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Other

Description:

This article describes a study focused on examining student (15- to 17-year-old students possess just before taking their first physics course) preconceptions about vector characteristics that physics teachers consider so obvious that they are not discussed in class. So consideration of these characteristics is crucial to effective instruction. The author uses seven vector characteristics and three tasks to interview students and then presents the most common student preconceptions regarding each of the implicit vector characteristics.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,Education Foundations,Interviews,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Misconceptions,Mechanics (Physics),Graduate/Professional,Alternative Conceptions,Secondary School Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061213013954536T,Scientific Concepts,Life Science,Concept Formation,Higher Education,Cognitive Structures,Cognition,Motion,Learning Theory,Pedagogy,Physics,Cognition Development,Education Practices,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,Vectors (Mathematics)

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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