ERIC Number: EJ1017513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
A Unit on Deterministic Chaos for Student Teachers
Stavrou, D.; Assimopoulos, S.; Skordoulis, C.
Physics Education, v48 n3 p355-359 May 2013
A unit aiming to introduce pre-service teachers of primary education to the limited predictability of deterministic chaotic systems is presented. The unit is based on a commercial chaotic pendulum system connected with a data acquisition interface. The capabilities and difficulties in understanding the notion of limited predictability of 18 pre-service teachers have been investigated, using a teaching experiment design. Our results show that students could be guided to significant insight into the limited predictability of deterministic chaotic systems.
Descriptors: Units of Study, Physics, Science Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Prediction, Technology Uses in Education, Laboratory Equipment, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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