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ERIC Number: EJ907667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1305-8223
Pre-Service and In-Service Physics Teachers' Ideas about Simple Electric Circuits
Kucukozer, Huseyin; Demirci, Neset
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v4 n3 p303-311 2008
The aim of the study is to determine pre-service and high school physics teachers' ideas about simple electric circuits. In this study, a test containing eight questions related to simple electric circuits was given to the pre-service physics teachers (32 subjects) that had graduated from Balikesir University, Necatibey Faculty of Education, the department of physics education and working as physics teachers (25 subjects) in various High Schools in Turkey to determine their ideas about the same subjects. As a result, it is found that, in partial, while the physics teachers have alternate conceptions about "sequential reasoning", "source of stationary current", and "current usage", the pre-service physics teachers have unscientific ideas about "source of stationary current", "The concept of current, energy and potential differences are used one another by mistaken", "current usage" and "sequential reasoning". (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey