20-22 May 2015
Asia/Bangkok timezone
The Centennial Celebration of General Relativity Theory and 80 Years of Thai Physics Graduate

The development of scientific concept on electrostatics of grade 11 student through Predict – Observe – Explain (POE)

21 May 2015, 08:00
3h
Board: EDU-26
Poster presentation Physics Education Poster-2

Speaker

Ms Mateeya Martjun (Department of Education in Science and Technology, Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, 40002)

Description

This research was aimed to study and enhance the students’ concepts on electrostatics by using Predicts-Observe-Explain approached. There were 45 grade 11 students, second semester of academic year 2014 (November 2014-March 2015), Roi-Et Wittayalai School Office of Secondary Education Service Area 27, participated this study. This research was performed in qualitative research designed. There were two main research tools used. Firstly, 6 lesson plans (total 12 hours) on electrostatics. Secondly, evaluation tools, 20 questions with two-tier multiple choices. The response from both student and observer were interpreted soon after each learning activity finished. It was found that the pre-test of students showed their partial misconception for 37.20% of total students and 62.79% total misconception. After finished Predicts-Observe-Explain approached, post-test performed that student had perfectly the correct for 62.22% while 37.77% still remained some misconceptions on electrostatics. It could be concluded that students had developed their alternative concepts to scientific concepts on electrostatics.

Primary author

Ms Mateeya Martjun (Department of Education in Science and Technology, Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, 40002)

Co-authors

Dr Chaiyapong Ruangsuwan (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, 40002) Dr Patana Puwanich (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, 40002)

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