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Pages: 469-475
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

AN EVALUATION OF A BICYCLE ANALOGY IN AMELIORATING ALTERNATIVE AND CONCEPTUAL DIFFICULTIES IN ELECTRIC CIRCUITS AMONGST FIRST YEAR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

M. Rankhumise

Central University of Technology (SOUTH AFRICA)
This study investigated the effect of a bicycle analogy on the elimination of students’ alternative conceptions about electric circuits. The sample of this study consisted of hundred (100) first year science education students from the Faculty of Education at a South African university. A pre-test/post-test comparison group design was followed. A questionnaire was used to collect data. Data analysis was carried out by the use of the average normalized gain scores. Thus,as a way of cross-validiting the statistical comparisons normalised gain scores were calculated in order to ascertain how much the group benefitted from the intervention.The value of was more than 0,3 for an instructional intervention, the intervention is considered to be in the "interactive-engagement zone" thus indicating that teaching with a bicycle analogy has a significant positive effect on the alleviation of alternative conceptions held by the students in electric circuits.
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title = {AN EVALUATION OF A BICYCLE ANALOGY IN AMELIORATING ALTERNATIVE AND CONCEPTUAL DIFFICULTIES IN ELECTRIC CIRCUITS AMONGST FIRST YEAR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
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M. Rankhumise (2015) AN EVALUATION OF A BICYCLE ANALOGY IN AMELIORATING ALTERNATIVE AND CONCEPTUAL DIFFICULTIES IN ELECTRIC CIRCUITS AMONGST FIRST YEAR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 469-475.
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