ERIC Number: ED368576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Role of "Experiments" in Conceptual Change: A Teaching-Experiment Study of Electric Circuits.
van den Berg, Euwe; And Others
This paper addresses the role experiments can play in concept development. The study used a qualitative phenomenography research methodology. The interactions of one student with an instructor in a series of eight sessions on electric circuits is reported. The first three session focused on diagnosing the students' prior conceptions of electric circuits. The remaining five sessions focused on teaching interventions designed to help the student develop more knowledge about circuits. Among the conclusions was that the hands-on science activities were effective in facilitating learning of correct relationships in circuits. However, the practical activities alone did not enable the subject to develop a fully scientific model of a circuit system. (Contains 50 references.) (PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hands on Science; Indonesia (Java)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Anaheim, CA, March 26-29, 1994).