home - login - register

Journal Article Detail Page

written by Zehao Jia, Lin Ding, and Ping Zhang
This article discusses a sequential synthesis problem to investigate novice teachers' conceptual difficulties in hydrodynamics. Twenty-one new secondary level physics teachers from various regions of China, who had been in service for no more than 2 years, participated in the study. Each participant completed a written hydrodynamics problem consisting of four questions, all of which were related to a situation about water flowing in a long, nonuniform tube of different cross sections, heights, and orientations. Analysis of the teachers' written performances exposed a number of errors. To further investigate their underlying notions about hydrodynamics, we conducted one-on-one interviews with 13 teachers selected randomly from those making such errors on the written test. The interviews revealed three major categories of errors about hydrodynamics held by our novice teachers. These relate to (a) ontological confusions and misuse of properties associated with solid, liquid, and gas; (b) deficient perceptions of force-motion and work-energy analysis; and (c) mischaracterizations about the nature of Bernoulli's equation and the quantities therein. Here, we not only replicated some of the literature-reported misconceptions but also uncovered new ontological notions of hydrodynamics held by physics teachers, an underresearched population on this topic.
Physical Review Physics Education Research: Volume 17, Issue 1, Pages 010142
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Problem Solving
= Expert-Novice Comparisons
- Sample Population
= Instructor: In-service
- Teacher Characteristics
= Content Knowledge
Fluid Mechanics
- Dynamics of Fluids
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- High School
- Middle School
- Reference Material
= Research study
PER-Central Type Intended Users Ratings
- PER Literature
- Researchers
- Administrators
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Formats:
application/pdf
text/html
Access Rights:
Free access
License:
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
Rights Holder:
American Physical Society
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.010142
Keywords:
Bernoulli, Bernoulli's equation, fluid dynamics
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created November 10, 2021 by Lyle Barbato
Record Updated:
January 25, 2022 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
June 21, 2021
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
Z. Jia, L. Ding, and P. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17 (1), 010142 (2021), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.010142).
AJP/PRST-PER
Z. Jia, L. Ding, and P. Zhang, Using sequential synthesis problems to investigate novice teachers’ conceptions of hydrodynamics, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17 (1), 010142 (2021), <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.010142>.
APA Format
Jia, Z., Ding, L., & Zhang, P. (2021, June 21). Using sequential synthesis problems to investigate novice teachers’ conceptions of hydrodynamics. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 17(1), 010142. Retrieved May 17, 2022, from https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.010142
Chicago Format
Jia, Z, L. Ding, and P. Zhang. "Using sequential synthesis problems to investigate novice teachers’ conceptions of hydrodynamics." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17, no. 1, (June 21, 2021): 010142, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.010142 (accessed 17 May 2022).
MLA Format
Jia, Zehao, Lin Ding, and Ping Zhang. "Using sequential synthesis problems to investigate novice teachers’ conceptions of hydrodynamics." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17.1 (2021): 010142. 17 May 2022 <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.010142>.
BibTeX Export Format
@article{ Author = "Zehao Jia and Lin Ding and Ping Zhang", Title = {Using sequential synthesis problems to investigate novice teachers’ conceptions of hydrodynamics}, Journal = {Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res.}, Volume = {17}, Number = {1}, Pages = {010142}, Month = {June}, Year = {2021} }
Refer Export Format

%A Zehao Jia %A Lin Ding %A Ping Zhang %T Using sequential synthesis problems to investigate novice teachers' conceptions of hydrodynamics %J Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. %V 17 %N 1 %D June 21, 2021 %P 010142 %U https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.010142 %O application/pdf

EndNote Export Format

%0 Journal Article %A Jia, Zehao %A Ding, Lin %A Zhang, Ping %D June 21, 2021 %T Using sequential synthesis problems to investigate novice teachers' conceptions of hydrodynamics %J Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. %V 17 %N 1 %P 010142 %8 June 21, 2021 %U https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.010142


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The AJP/PRST-PER presented is based on the AIP Style with the addition of journal article titles and conference proceeding article titles.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Using sequential synthesis problems to investigate novice teachers’ conceptions of hydrodynamics:

Covers the Same Topic As Student reasoning in hydrodynamics: Bernoulli’s principle versus the continuity equation

This research paper features a very similar topic in fluid dynamics, but participants were lower-level undergraduate students.

relation by Caroline Hall

Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials