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Pages: 3889-3895
Publication year: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-09-12031-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2019.0999

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

TEACHING REFLECTION AND REFRACTION LAWS TO THE UNGRADUATE STUDENTS OF THE PRIMARY EDUCATION

A. Andrade, L. Caramelo, A. Soares

UTAD - Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (PORTUGAL)
The basics concepts of optical phenomena like as the explanation of the visible spectrum, color, light, laws of reflection and refraction are part of the scientific basic knowledge of the primary education teachers. Then students of primary education should understand the concepts of ray optics creating “scientifically appropriate” representation to a correct understanding of the laws of reflection and refraction. On the other hand, is well known that the “alternative conceptions” can be an obstacle to the acquisition of new knowledge. In this study was investigated, in a pilot study with students of the first year of the bachelor's degree in primary education, whether tasks using (multiple) representations and addressing widespread misconceptions can help students to improve conceptual understanding about light reflection and refraction.

Methodologically, was opted for a qualitative research approach, based on a case study. Data collection was done through a pre-test/post-test design. The students preformed the pre-test before being taught any optical topic, and a month and a half later the students preformed the post-test. The post-test was carried out by the students responding to the same questions of the pre-test, but inserted in a normal assessment test of the Physics and Chemistry Curricular Unit. The paper also includes the analysis of student’s general misconceptions and a critical reflection to the methodology used to teach the reflection and refraction laws of the light.
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title = {TEACHING REFLECTION AND REFRACTION LAWS TO THE UNGRADUATE STUDENTS OF THE PRIMARY EDUCATION},
series = {11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN19 Proceedings},
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doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2019.0999},
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A. Andrade, L. Caramelo, A. Soares (2019) TEACHING REFLECTION AND REFRACTION LAWS TO THE UNGRADUATE STUDENTS OF THE PRIMARY EDUCATION, EDULEARN19 Proceedings, pp. 3889-3895.
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