Investigation of Mental Models of Turkish Pre-Service Physics Students for the Concept of "Spin"


Ozcan O.

EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.13, no.52, pp.21-36, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 52
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-36

Abstract

Problem Statement: Difficulties in the learning process usually emerge from the problem of mental representations constructed by students in their interactions with the world. This previous knowledge and these ideas are in contradiction with scientific facts, and are known as misconceptions or alternative ideas. Thus, an analysis of the mental models can provide very valuable information in understanding students' ideas and learning processes.