Using technology to understand student ‘misconceptions’ in classical mechanics

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Naylor, Wade, Chrysostomou, Anna, Carleschi, Emanuela and Cornell, Alan. (2022). Using technology to understand student ‘misconceptions’ in classical mechanics. In Teaching Innovation for the 21st Century: Showcasing UJ Teaching and Learning 2021 pp. 94-101 Jacana Media.
AuthorsNaylor, Wade, Chrysostomou, Anna, Carleschi, Emanuela and Cornell, Alan
Abstract

Interest in physics pedagogy in the arena of physics
education research (PER) has grown in recent decades,
with a particular emphasis on confronting the
‘misconceptions’ incoming undergraduate students
generally carry (Martin-Blas et al. 2020; Bani-Salameh
2016a; Bani-Salameh 2016b) and explored more recently
in Crogman, et al. 2018; Wells et al. 2019 and Scott &
Schumayer 2021. To identify these ‘misconceptions’,
a number of multiple-choice diagnostic tools have
been developed for various disciplines, e.g. the Calculus
Concept Inventory (CCI) (Epstein 2013) and the Force
Concept Inventory (FCI) (Halloun & Hestenes 1985;
Hestenes et al. 1992; Hestenes 1998). With the aid of
an online testing platform, we deployed the latter, in
order to evaluate student ‘misconceptions’ in classical
mechanics.

KeywordsEducation; Physics; Students; misconceptions
Page range94-101
Year01 Jan 2022
Book titleTeaching Innovation for the 21st Century: Showcasing UJ Teaching and Learning 2021
PublisherJacana Media
Place of publicationSouth Africa
ISBN978-1-99-122016-5
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