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Pages: 1733-1741
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain

METACOGNITION AND LEARNING BY DISCOVERY: APPLICATION TO THE CASE OF AN INFINITE NETWORK OF CAPACITORS

C.P. Suarez1, E. Arribas2, I.M. Escobar2, A. Nájera2, M. Ojeda3, A. Rojas4

1Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi (MEXICO)
2University of Castilla-La Mancha (SPAIN)
3Universidad Politecnica de San Luis Potosi (MEXICO)
4Universidad de Ibague (COLOMBIA)
Assembling capacitors in series or in parallel are situations that allow us to deal efficiently with the learning of the concept of electric charge stored on their plates and the potential difference between its frames. The standard procedures for calculating the equivalent capacity in circuits with a large number of elements often cause confusion among freshmen in Science or Engineering Degree, the management of infinite capacitor networks then assumes an even greater challenge, while it is true that it is important that the students learn the traditional methods of solution it is also relevant in their scientific training that they are capable to propose alternative solutions to the problems presented to them , especially if an instructional method aimed to the solution of problems close to their daily life require cognitive abilities of higher order .

Therefore, a didactic sequence, using learning by discovery, was designed using to determine the equivalent capacity of an infinite network of identical capacitors. This sequence also considers the experimental work, the application of a method that will lead the student to the construction of a non-traditional solution to the calculation of the equivalent capacity for an infinite network and finally, the approach of an analytical solution. The proposed method involves a metacognitive process that can be transferred to other fields of study of physics.
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author = {Suarez, C.P. and Arribas, E. and Escobar, I.M. and N{\'{a}}jera, A. and Ojeda, M. and Rojas, A.},
title = {METACOGNITION AND LEARNING BY DISCOVERY: APPLICATION TO THE CASE OF AN INFINITE NETWORK OF CAPACITORS},
series = {8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2014 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-8412-0},
issn = {2340-1079},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {10-12 March, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {1733-1741}}
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AU - C.P. Suarez AU - E. Arribas AU - I.M. Escobar AU - A. Nájera AU - M. Ojeda AU - A. Rojas
TI - METACOGNITION AND LEARNING BY DISCOVERY: APPLICATION TO THE CASE OF AN INFINITE NETWORK OF CAPACITORS
SN - 978-84-616-8412-0/2340-1079
PY - 2014
Y1 - 10-12 March, 2014
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2014 Proceedings
SP - 1733
EP - 1741
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C.P. Suarez, E. Arribas, I.M. Escobar, A. Nájera, M. Ojeda, A. Rojas (2014) METACOGNITION AND LEARNING BY DISCOVERY: APPLICATION TO THE CASE OF AN INFINITE NETWORK OF CAPACITORS, INTED2014 Proceedings, pp. 1733-1741.
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