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ERIC Number: EJ894487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1554-9178
How Much Have Students Learned? Research-Based Teaching on Electrical Capacitance
Guisasola, Jenaro; Zubimendi, Jose L.; Zuza, Kristina
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, v6 n2 p020102-1--020102-10 Jul-Dec 2010
We examine the pedagogical suitability of introducing a teaching sequence for the concept of electrical capacitance within the context of charging a body. This short sequence targets first year university students and was designed following students' common conceptions on this topic. The evaluation is made by comparing the results with a control group using written questionnaires. The results show that the elements within the sequence help students to establish a connection between the movement of charges (microframe) and the energetic analysis of the system (macroframe). (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.) [A 39-item list of references and notes is provided.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain