12-15 July 2011
Saint George Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

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

14 Jul 2011, 08:30


Oral Presentation Track E - Physics Education Education


Mr Ignatius John (CPUT)


This is the second part of our study, where we are analysing the reasons and explanations behind each answer of each student. In the first part of our study (2010) 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 in an electrically equivalent circuit and the students answers were found to be influenced by the different elements and words.

Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)? Yes
Level (Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD, other)? Research
Consider for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)? No

Primary author

Mr Ignatius John (CPUT)


Prof. Saalih Allie (UCT)

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