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ERIC Number: ED503880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-30
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Use of Concept Cartoons as an Assessment Tool in Physics Education
Ingec, Sebnem Kandil
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v5 n11 p47-54 Nov 2008
There are numerous studies in literature related to the use of cartoons in physics, chemistry and mathematics education. However the studies on the use of cartoons as an alternative assessment tool are highly limited. This study was concerned with the use of cartoons as an alternative assessment method. There were five cartoons prepared related to impulse, momentum, impulse-momentum equation, conservation of momentum and vector property of momentum. The study revealed that physics pre-service teachers failed to emphasize the fact that momentum is vector quantity. Also the fact that only 15% of the participants scored a full point for the caricature related to the conservation of momentum is an issue which should seriously be considered. This shows us that there are some problems in the application of the conservation of momentum to everyday examples. Appended are: (1) Example of the Concept Cartoon. (Contains 5 tables and 5 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey