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A Survey of Israeli Physics Students' Conceptions of Energy in Pre-service Training for High School Teachers
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (1996) pp. 179–92
Analyzes conceptions of energy of physics students' in a pre-service teacher training program. Findings indicate that the students are considerably anthropocentric in their associations, their choice of pictures, and their alternative conceptions...
The need for change in elementary school teacher training—a cross-college age study of future teachers’ conceptions of basic astronomy concepts
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 19, No. 3 pp. 309–323
Do students in pre-service training programs for elementary school teachers hold the correct scientific views, which will eventually allow them to plan and implement instructional strategies, which, in turn, will lead their future pupils to achieve...
Teaching Future Teachers Basic Astronomy Concepts--Sun-Earth-Moon Relative Movements--at a Time of Reform in Science Education
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 24, No. 1 (May 2006) pp. 85–109
In view of students' alternative conceptions about basic concepts in astronomy, we conducted a series of constructivist activities with future elementary and junior high school teachers aimed at changing their conceptions about the cause of seasonal ...
A Cross-College Age Study of Science and Nonscience Students' Conceptions of Basic Astronomy Concepts in Preservice Training for High-School Teachers
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 10, No. 2 (2001) pp. 189–95
A questionnaire of 19 questions given to a total of 433 students in college preservice training for future high school teachers showed that science and nonscience majors held a series of misconceptions on several central topics in basic astronomy. ...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 11, No. 3 (2002) pp. 221–28
Explains that thinking like a physicist involves an understanding of the scientific methods of inquiry and the ability to use these methods in investigations. Describes two simple experiments in which high school and college students measure...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 16, No. 1 (1997) pp. 91–110
The goal of this case study was to check the effect of V-Scope activities in the performance of 11th-grade students in analyzing kinematics graphs. The V-Scope kinematics laboratory consisted of five double lessons that challenged students to...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 15, No. 1 (March 2006) pp. 47–58
We report the results of a study on students' interest in physics at the end of their compulsory schooling in Israel carried out in the framework of the ROSE Project. Factors studied were their opinions about science classes, their out-of-school...
A Longitudinal Study of Physics Students' Conceptions of Energy in Pre-Service Training for High School Teachers
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 7, No. 4 (1998) pp. 311–18
Discusses the results of a four-year study of the conceptions of energy held by science teachers in training. Concludes that the group held a number of different alternative conceptual frameworks. Contains 20 references. (DDR)
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (2001) pp. 97–109
Analyzes senior high school students' astronomy conceptions by means of a written questionnaire presented during the beginning of the first semester. (Contains 42 references.) (Author/YDS)
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 15, No. 1 (1997) pp. 5–18
Reports on a study that addresses the implications of instructional strategies that are used to create cognitive disequilibrations to achieve conceptual change. Discusses several difficulties in the application of such conceptual change strategies....
Using MBL To Verify Newton's Second Law and the Impulse-Momentum Relationship with an Arbitrary Changing Force
School Science Review Vol. 83, No. 305 (2002) pp. 135–39
Uses microcomputer-based laboratories (MBL) to teach Newton's second law and the impulse-momentum relationship with a high degree of precision and accuracy while applying forces that change in an arbitrary way. (YDS)
Investigating Power, Work and Effective Values in an AC Resistive Circuit through a Microcomputer-Based Laboratory
Physics Education Vol. 32, No. 6 (1997) pp. 408–14
Presents examples of experiments designed for high school students with the help of a microcomputer-based laboratory called Explorer. Argues that these tools enable students to investigate many principles of physics that were not feasible in the...
Physics Education Vol. 35, No. 2 (2000) pp. 90–95
Describes a microcomputer-based laboratory experiment designed for high school students that very accurately analyzes Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction, addressing each variable separately while the others are kept constant. (Author/CCM)
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 10, No. 3 (2001) pp. 213–21
Attempts to validate the use of microcomputer-based laboratories for the teaching of physics on both theoretical and empirical grounds. Includes a laboratory that addresses the voltage-current characteristics of several components. (Author/MM)
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (1997) pp. 133–47
Presents a study to determine whether biology students in preservice training to become high school teachers hold correct scientific views that will eventually allow them to plan and implement instructional strategies which in turn will lead their...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 21, No. 3 (2002) pp. 207–227
Teaching physics in the laboratory, and more specifically, the use of computers in the physics laboratory is a question of worldwide concern. In this article the authors shall try to validate the use of microcomputer-based laboratories (MBL), based...
Studies in Higher Education Vol. 31, No. 1 (February 2006) pp. 71–87
This investigation explores the kinds of study strategies used by campus-based university students in terms of the dialogues they engaged in while learning physics and chemistry in both large and small classes. Research objectives were threefold: (1)...
Open Learning Vol. 19, No. 3 (November 2004) pp. 265–277
This study investigated the kinds of dialogues utilized by Open University students while studying an intermediate level physics course. Research objectives were twofold: to document what dialogue types, mediated through which resources, were (1)...
A cross-cultural survey of conceptions of energy among elementary school teachers in training — empirical results from Israel and Argentina
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 16, No. 7 pp. 697–714
How do students in training to be primary school teachers in Argentina and Israel understand the concept of energy? Do they hold correct scientific views that will enable them to instruct their future pupils accurately? Are there fundamental...