Preservice Physics Teachers' Misconceptions about Heat, Temperature and Internal Energy


GÜRÇAY D. , GULBAS E.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, cilt.31, ss.461-474, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.16986/huje.2016015697
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.461-474

Özet

In this study preservice physics teachers' understanding and misconceptions about heat, temperature and internal energy were investigated. A total of 89 preservice physics teachers who were first, second, third, fourth and fifth year students at Physics Education program, were participated in this study. The three-tier "Heat, Temperature and Internal Energy Concept Test" (HTIECT) which was developed by Gulbas (2013) was used to determine preservice physics teachers' understandings and misconceptions about the concepts of heat, temperature and internal energy. In the study, the average percentage of the preservice physics teachers who gave correct answers to the three-tier questions in HTIECT was 32% for temperature questions, 20% for internal energy questions and 5% for heat questions. The average percentage of preservice physics teachers who gave misconception answers to the three-tier questions in HTIECT was 12% for temperature questions, 12% for internal energy questions and 47% for heat questions. The results of the study revealed that that preservice physics teachers' understandings about the concept of heat was very low. Moreover, it was determined that preservice teachers had the misconception that "internal energy is the amount of heat an object has".