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ERIC Number: EJ1131487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1792-8788
Misconceptions on Classical Mechanics by Freshman University Students: A Case Study in a Physics Department in Greece
Stylos, George; Evangelakis, George A.; Kotsis, Konstantinos T.
Themes in Science and Technology Education, v1 n2 p157-177 2008
This paper presents results of an empirical research study on Newton's laws classical mechanics and its perceptions on freshman students at the Physics Department, University of Ioannina, Greece. Results and outcome measures reveal misconceptions on students' perceptions in consideration of the fundamental concepts in freshman Physics education. The findings showed that the students continue to have the same misconceptions on concepts, such as the students of the high school. The research indicates that the students' misconceptions remain largely throughout secondary education, which is a proof that there is no effort, where a appropriate for conceptual change, according to the constructive model of learning and teaching physics. The objective intended to be reached in this communication is to provide an exchange forum of ideas that would help instructors originate the cause, and subsequently avoid misconceptions in freshman Physics education.
Themes in Science and Technology Education. The Educational Approaches to Virtual Reality Technologies Laboratory, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR 45110, Greece. Tel: +30-2651005697; Fax: +30-2651005854; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
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