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Abstract Title: Evaluating and improving conceptual understanding of circuits in middle schools
Abstract: The EPo-EKo project is a large design-based research study by four PER groups in Germany and Austria. The project aims to improve students' conceptual understanding of electric circuits by investigating the effects of a new content structure, a context-based teaching approach and ultimately a combination of the two. The first approach, the new content structure, is based on the electron gas model and introduces voltage first by comparing it with air pressure differences. The idea of the second approach is to teach the concepts behind electric circuits using contexts that students find particularly interesting (e.g. electric fish, ECGs, etc.). As part of the 2x2-design of the study, the conceptual understanding after traditional instruction was first assessed using a Rasch-scaled diagnostic multiple-choice test. The presented poster will report in more detail on the key findings of this assessment as well as the main ideas of the different interventions.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B64

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jan-Philipp Burde
Goethe-University Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main, Non U.S. 60438
and Co-Presenter(s)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Wilhelm
Liza Dopatka
Prof. Dr. Verena Spatz
Thomas Schubatzky
Prof. Dr. Claudia Haagen-Schützenhöfer
Dr. Lana Ivanjek
Prof. Dr. Martin Hopf