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ERIC Number: ED532167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
The Model of the Rectilinear Propagation of Light and the Study of the Variation of the Size of a Shadow
Metioui, Abdeljalil; Trudel, Louis
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 2 p173-186 2012
The international community of the researchers in science education unanimously agrees on the necessity to take into account, in the elaboration of educational strategies, to specify that all development of educational strategies, the conceptual complexity of the scientific models as well as the various conceptions of the learners. In the present research, we are going to identify the conceptions of future teachers of the primary school with respect to the rectilinear propagation of light as well as the survey of the formation of a shadow and the variation of its size. The analysis of the data of a written questionnaire showed that the majority has erroneous conceptions compared to the scientific conceptions. We are going to see also that one can make evolve their conceptions while developing a didactic strategy centered on the conceptual conflict. Two appendixes present: (1) Questionnaire on Light Prior to Formal Teaching; and (2) Questionnaire on Light After Formal Teaching. (Contains 16 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A