Electric field concept: Effect of the context and the type of questions

Alejandro Garza, Genaro Zavala

Resultado de la investigación: Conference contribution

3 Citas (Scopus)

Resumen

We administered several open-ended questions to students after electrostatics is covered in an electricity and magnetism class at a private Mexican university. In the first part, the objective is to compare students' responses on electric field concept questions in the presence of charges and conductors to those in the presence of charges and insulators. In the second part, the objective is to analyze the difference in responses when the context is changed. This report compares students' answers to electric field concept questions while changing from abstract objects, i.e., point charge, non-conducting sphere; to already-used real materials in lab, i.e., charged tape, non-conducting pencil. Lastly, the objective is to analyze whether a guided question helps students to better answer electric field questions. This study compares students' responses to electric field concept questions with no guidance to responses to guided questions and the degree of guidance.

Idioma originalEnglish
Título de la publicación alojada2010 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC
Páginas145-148
Número de páginas4
Volumen1289
DOI
EstadoPublished - 1 dic 2010
Evento2010 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC - Portland, OR, United States
Duración: 21 jul 201022 jul 2010

Other

Other2010 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC
PaísUnited States
CiudadPortland, OR
Período21/07/1022/07/10

Huella dactilar

students
electric fields
electricity
tapes
conductors
insulators
electrostatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Garza, A., & Zavala, G. (2010). Electric field concept: Effect of the context and the type of questions. En 2010 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC (Vol. 1289, pp. 145-148) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3515183
Garza, Alejandro ; Zavala, Genaro. / Electric field concept : Effect of the context and the type of questions. 2010 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC. Vol. 1289 2010. pp. 145-148
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2010 Physics Education Research Conference, PERC. Vol. 1289 2010. p. 145-148.

Resultado de la investigación: Conference contribution

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