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Designing conceptual change activities for the physics curriculum : the Cyprus paradigm

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dc.contributor.advisor Kriek, Jeanne
dc.contributor.author Kapertzianis, Achillefs S.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-24T12:16:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-24T12:16:44Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier.citation Kapertzianis, Achillefs S. (2012) Designing conceptual change activities for the physics curriculum : the Cyprus paradigm, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6049> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6049
dc.description.abstract This study is a two part research project that describes and evaluates the efforts of the researcher to bring change in Cyprus' educational system, in the field of simple electric circuits. The objective of the first part was the assessment and evaluation of Cypriot STVE students' perceptions about simple electric circuits. The objective of the second part was to measure the effectiveness that conceptual change model-based instructional activities designed by the researcher had on changing students' misconceptions about simple electric circuits towards scientifically accepted ideas. Transformative mixed methods research design was used consisting mainly from an one-group pre-test post-test design with Determining and Interpreting Resistive Electric Circuits Concepts Test 1.2 as a research instrument, while interviews and field notes were used for triangulation. The findings showed that there was a significant improvement in students' understanding of simple electric circuit concepts that were taught using conceptual change model-based instructional activities. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 107 leaves) : bill. (some col.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Conceptual change en
dc.subject Misconceptions en
dc.subject Simple electric circuits en
dc.subject Secondary technical and vocational education en
dc.subject Conceptual change model based instruction en
dc.subject Conceptual change model based instructional activities
dc.subject.ddc 621.319207125693
dc.subject.lcsh Electric circuits -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Cyprus
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Secondary -- Curricula -- Cyprus
dc.subject.lcsh Curriculum change -- Cyprus
dc.title Designing conceptual change activities for the physics curriculum : the Cyprus paradigm en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Science and Technology Education
dc.description.degree M. Sc. (Mathematics, Science and Technology Education)


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