Determination of Secondary School Students' Misconceptions about the Electric Current Using a Three Tier Test, Concept Maps and Analogies


AYKUTLU I. , ŞEN A. İ.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, cilt.37, ss.275-288, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 166
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.275-288

Özet

Qualitative research methodologies were used in this research to find the misconceptions of secondary school students about the electric current. Data were collected through the Elektricity Concept Test with a three tier test, concept mapping activity sheet and electric-related concepts analogy sheet. A total of 97 students from three different secondary schools participated in the study. The research concluded that students had misconceptions about some concepts related to the electric current such as current, resistance, potential difference, generator/battery and simple electric circuit. The misconception that students have about electric current as "The current is stored in the generator/battery" was indicated through the Elektricity Concept Test, concept maps and analogies. In the light of this research study, it is suggested that in addition to concept tests, concept maps and analogies can be used in determining misconceptions.