Using a paper-and-pencil test consisting of multiple-choice situational questions which also require reasoning for the choices made, common misconceptions in light were identified. It was found that most of the students understand the basic properties of light at a knowledge level but had difficulty applying these concepts in novel situations.
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Keywords:NSDL,Education Foundations,Interviews,Secondary Education,Foreign Countries,Misconceptions,Social Sciences,Graduate/Professional,Alternative Conceptions,Thinking Skills,Ability,Cognitive Processes,Student Characteristics,Life Science,Concept Formation,Higher Education,Light,Questionnaires,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061213013626324T,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Education
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