Evaluation of instruction using the conceptual survey of electricity and magnetism in Mexico

Genaro Zavala, Hugo Alarcon

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Resumen

A modified version of the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism (CSEM) is regularly administered to students at the beginning of the semester as a pretest and at the end of the semester as a post-test in a large private university in Mexico. About 500 students each semester, from different engineering majors, take electricity and magnetism in the introductory level, divided into sections of 30-40 students so there are several different instructors, both full-time and part-time. We report on the analysis of the CSEM data using concentration analysis for the purpose of evaluation of instruction. The results showed that students' learning varies with respect to instructor and to CSEM concept area. Students have large learning gains in some concept areas but small learning gains in others. Deeper analysis of a concept area showed that some instructors may tend to strengthen some misconceptions that students have. The analysis can be used to give feedback to instructors for the purpose of improving instruction.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada2008 Physics Education Research Conference
Páginas23-25
Número de páginas3
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2008
Evento2008 Physics Education Research Conference - Edmonton, Canadá
Duración: 23 jul 200824 jul 2008

Serie de la publicación

NombreAIP Conference Proceedings
Volumen1064
ISSN (versión impresa)0094-243X
ISSN (versión digital)1551-7616

Otros

Otros2008 Physics Education Research Conference
País/TerritorioCanadá
CiudadEdmonton
Período23/07/0824/07/08

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  • Física y astronomía (todo)

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