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Balukovic, Jasmina; Slisko, Josip – European Journal of Physics Education, 2018
A recent textbook research, carried out on a sample of 20 American physics textbooks, shows that the authors mainly keep the old definition of weight. According to that definition, the weight of a body is the gravitational force on the body. In such a conceptual frame, the objects in the spaceship are "apparently weightless" because they…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Textbooks
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Slisko, Josip – European Journal of Physics Education, 2017
This study is an initial exploration of students' abilities to analyze critically authenticity of physics problems, carried out with Spanish translation of the eight Edition of popular physics textbook "Fundamentals of Physics", written by Halliday, Resnick and Walker. Students (N = 34) involved in the study were those of applied physics…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Thinking Skills, Textbooks
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Méndez Coca, David; Slisko, Josip – European Journal of Physics Education, 2013
Many physics professors have difficulties to know and assess in real time the learning of the students in their courses. Nevertheless, today, with Internet and the new technology devices that the students use every day, like smartphones, such tasks can be carried out relatively easy. The professor pose a few questions in "Socrative," the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Balukovic, Jasmina; Slisko, Josip; Hadzibegovic, Zalkida – European Journal of Physics Education, 2011
Since 2003, international project PISA evaluates 15-year old students in solving problems that include "decision taking", "analysis and design of systems" and "trouble-shooting". This article presents the results of a pilot research conducted with 215 students from first to fourth grade of a high school in Sarajevo…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High School Students, Transportation