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WHAT WE TEACH AND WHAT IS LEARNED - CLOSING THE GAP (Presentation,International)
2017, September 06-10
 Ali Eryilmaz,SSME
Abstract: How do we decide what to teach, how to teach, and whether students understand the topic or not in physics lessons? How could we close the gap between what we planned to teach and what was learned by students? Is it sufficient to know physics in order to teach physics or to assess students’ understanding of physics? Physics education community has been struggling to find answers to these questions. Physics education literature indicate that i) students come to physics classes with common senses about the physical quantities, laws, and theories; ii) some of these common senses are misconceptions; iii) These misconceptions comes collectively from students’ daily life experiences, textbooks, and even from the instruction (instructor); iv) these misconceptions are resistant to change by conventional instruction (expository teaching); and lastly v) development of proper curriculum, use of interactive engagement methods, and improving pre-service and in-service physics teacher education are potential tools to remediate them.
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