Chronology Current Month Current Thread Current Date
[Year List] [Month List (current year)] [Date Index] [Thread Index] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Prev] [Date Next]

Re: [Phys-l] Student Misconceptions

The most complete volume is probably Arons "Teaching Introductory Physics".
But there has been a lot of research since then. It is pretty good on
mechanics, but not for other topics.

Just concentrating on misconceptions will probably not give the best
results. A coherent curriculum with the necessary learning cycle components
will help students more than just hitting misconceptions. But certainly
some misconceptions need to be brought out and exposed.

John M. Clement
Houston, Tx

Is there a single volume a physics teacher can refer to that
contains/discusses common student misconceptions in physics, as
revealed by PER? I know that there are many articles documenting and
studying them, but they seemed to be scattered over the years and over
the journals. The desire is to use this as part of course preparation.