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Abstract Title: Comparison between two active methodologies for learning basic electric circuit’s concepts: demonstrative experiments and interactive simulations.
Abstract: The active learning in Physics has demonstrated to be a good set of methodologies. Now the question is which active tools are more effective in the "electric circuits" topic? And active learning helps with the problem solving and with the understanding of the mathematical model used for its analysis? In this research we try to answer these two questions with a comparison of two active methodologies. We calculated which group has a higher conceptual gain and in which concept or concepts using a pre-test and post-test with the principal concepts involved. For the solving problem, their abilities will be analyzed using a problem solving test; with the intention of see the answer and steps that do students that learn whit experiments and students that learn with simulations. We expect that the groups that used simulations have a better conceptual gain and answer better the problem solving.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Diana López Tavares
Instituto Politecnico Nacional, CICATA Legaria.
and Co-Presenter(s)
Ricardo Garcia Salcedo, Daniel Sánchez Guzmán