Using Contemporary Teaching Methods to Face Misconceptions Arising From the Formalism of Physics

Alexandros Papadimitriou
2018 Zenodo  
This paper deals with an experimental intervention in teaching physics in senior high school. The aim is to investigate whether the proposed method using analogies, simulations, guided discovery, explorations, communication, and structured guided dialogues facilitates pupils to face their misconceptions and learning difficulties mainly created by the formalism of electromagnetism. In the introduction, some suggestions for the physics teaching where misconceptions of pupils are inevitable are
more » ... sented. Then, an extended literature review is done which includes a review of theories of changing misconceptions, and a review of the use simulations and analogies in confronting misconceptions. The intervention presents step by step how the proposed method facilitates pupils to face misconceptions and learning difficulties created by the undefined forms and forms of infinite due to the formalism of electromagnetism. The study showed that the proposed method helps pupils face effectively their misconceptions.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3842111 fatcat:gg3zkrejvvfhvbhljy2gmmiefe