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ERIC Number: EJ1052005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1309-7202
Prospective Physics Teachers' Views on Their Knowledge about the New Concepts in Turkish High School Physics Curricula
Kapucu, Serkan; Yildirim, Ufuk
European Journal of Physics Education, v3 n3 p1-14 2012
The purpose of this study was to a) investigate prospective physics teachers' views on their knowledge about new physics concepts introduced in Turkish High School Physics Curricula; b) investigate the sources of their acquired knowledge about these new physics concepts; and c) explore if there were differences in views on knowledge about these new physics concepts among prospective physics teachers of different genders, years of study and universities. A total of 98 prospective physics teachers from different two universities in the physics and physics education departments participated in this study. "Physics Concepts Knowledge Questionnaire" developed by the authors was administered to the participants. Descriptive statistics and t-test were used to analyze the data collected. No statistically significant difference was found in mean view scores of prospective physics teachers of different genders, in different years of study, and from different universities. Additionally, more than 50% of prospective physics teachers thought that they were not knowledgeable about 19 of the 32 concepts selected for this study. The results of this study also showed that prospective physics teachers did not consider themselves as knowledgeable enough especially about astronomy and sound concepts.
Erciyes University. Melikgazi, Kayseri, 38039 Turkey. Tel: +90-352-207-6666; Web site: http://ejpe.erciyes.edu.tr/index.php/EJPE
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey