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ERIC Number: ED520458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
How Do University Literature Students Understand the Learning Contents of Sound Taught at School?
Takashi, Kawanabe
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v8 n4 p419-428 Apr 2011
The present study aims at exploring university students' knowledge of sound, especially their understandings of sound phenomena taught in formal science classrooms at junior high school. The participants are 30 university students attending literary courses. They were selected because they were considered to have had few opportunities to formally learn about sound since junior high school and their understandings would be strongly influenced by everyday experiences. The participants were individually interviewed for approximately 25 minutes and asked to answer the four questions related to sound phenomena, all of which had been taught at junior high school. According to the results, more than half of the participants gave scientifically correct answers in spite of the relatively few opportunities open to them for physics classes. Also, most of the participants who provided scientifically incorrect responses explained their answers based on incorrect intuitive knowledge that seemed to have been acquired through everyday life. The intermediate knowledge was found between intuitive and scientific knowledge. Appended to this document is: "Question for Medium of Sound." (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Junior High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan