Analyzing high school students’ reasoning about electromagnetic induction

Jeličić, Katarina and Planinić, Maja and Planinšič, Gorazd (2017) Analyzing high school students’ reasoning about electromagnetic induction. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 13 (1). pp. 10112-18. ISSN 2469-9896

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Electromagnetic induction is an important, yet complex, physics topic that is a part of Croatian high school curriculum. Nine Croatian high school students of different abilities in physics were interviewed using six demonstration experiments from electromagnetism (three of them concerned the topic of electromagnetic induction). Students were asked to observe, describe, and explain the experiments. The analysis of students’ explanations indicated the existence of many conceptual and reasoning difficulties with the basic concepts of electromagnetism, and especially with recognizing and explaining the phenomenon of electromagnetic induction. Three student mental models of electromagnetic induction, formed during the interviews, which reoccurred among students, are described and analyzed within the knowledge-in-pieces framework.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: electromagnetic induction, physics education, electromagnetism, high school
Date: 27 February 2017
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Received 29 November 2016. Published 27 February 2017.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 11:10
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 11:10

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