27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Aspects of DC circuits: a fine grained investigation of student conceptions

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track E - Physics Education


Mr Ignatius John (CPUT)


Little is known about how fine-grained contextual changes impact student reasoning in the context of DC circuits. We report on a study using an open circuit (battery, single wire, resistive element) in which the resistive element (resistor, heating element, light bulb) and the words (“current’, “charge flow”) are inter-changed.

Primary author

Mr Ignatius John (CPUT)


Prof. Saalih Allie (UCT)

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