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Pages: 9888-9892
Publication year: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-09-12031-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2019.2461

Conference name: 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2019
Location: Palma, Spain

ALTERNATIVE IDEAS ABOUT LIGHT IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS

D. Airado-Rodríguez1, A. Martín2, M.A. Dávila2, M.D. Víctor-Ortega3, F. Cañada2

1University of Jaén (SPAIN)
2University of Extremadura (SPAIN)
3University of Granada (SPAIN)
It is known that students build new knowledge on the base of the alternative ideas they have about any topic. Alternative ideas are mental elementary constructions that helps students to understand everyday phenomena. Thus, the finding of alternative ideas by the instructor is a must to achive a sinificant learning.

The research carried out in the frame of this communication aims to address the alternative ideas of pre-service teachers, about the phenomenon of light. The selection of academic contents has been carried out according to the corresponding curriculum of Elementary Education. The considered sample consisted on 76 pre-service teachers, and the employed instrument for alternative ideas’ detection was a questionnaire. Students were asked to fill in the questionnaire in two key moments of the research: before instruction (pre-test) and after instruction (post-test). The active and participative character are the main features of the implemented instruction.

The found alternative ideas were related e.g. to the dual feature of light; to the prediction and explication of the color of the objects; to the understanding of the phenomena of reflexion, refraction and disperssion of light; or to the prediction of the behaviour of light in optical instruments kind of mirrors of lenses.

The obtained results showed that there was a significative increase in the number of right answers selected in the questionnaire after the instruction had been carried out. However, there was a percentage of some alternative ideas that prevailed after instruction, which demonstrated their resistence to change.
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title = {ALTERNATIVE IDEAS ABOUT LIGHT IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS},
series = {11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN19 Proceedings},
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AU - D. Airado-Rodríguez AU - A. Martín AU - M.A. Dávila AU - M.D. Víctor-Ortega AU - F. Cañada
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SN - 978-84-09-12031-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2019.2461
PY - 2019
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JO - 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN19 Proceedings
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D. Airado-Rodríguez, A. Martín, M.A. Dávila, M.D. Víctor-Ortega, F. Cañada (2019) ALTERNATIVE IDEAS ABOUT LIGHT IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS, EDULEARN19 Proceedings, pp. 9888-9892.
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