ERIC Number: ED202670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Model of Adolescents' Understanding of Physical Phenomena and Its Application to Instruction.
Champagne, Audrey B.; And Others
This paper describes a model for the adolescent's understanding of the motion of objects, and the application of this model to the design of beginning physics instruction in mechanics. Students' difficulties in learning classical Newtonian mechanics are described and integrated into current cognitive science research. Research findings on physics schemata and physics problem solving strategies are reviewed, and previous research by the authors is described which led to the development of the model for the cognitive structure for uninstructed adolescents' understanding of the motion of objects. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 14, 1981).