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Abstract Title: Learning Difficulties and New Teaching Strategies in Quantum Mechanics: A Synthesize of Current Literature
Abstract: In recent years, there has been a considerable increasing in physics education research (PER) about students' learning/understanding in Quantum mechanics courses. The researches mainly focus on revealing students challenges on mastering specific topic of quantum physics such as atom model (Quantum model & Electron cloud model), Hydrogen atom, Wave-particle duality the nature of eigenfunction, potential wells, and uncertainty principle. New approach studies, on the other hand, offer some instructional tools and strategies, which are suggested to be useful to minimize learning difficulties and enhance meaningful conceptual understanding in oppose to conventional way of teaching quantum mechanics. This study aimed to present common upper high school and college students' difficulties that have been revealed by current literature, as well as different teaching approaches to deal with these learning difficulties.  We believe that a well-organized literature synthesize will help instructional designers and researchers in PER to scaffold their future works.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Tugba Yuksel
PhD candidate
525 Northwestern avenue
room 230
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: 765 5863115
and Co-Presenter(s)
Lynn Bryan