mirage

Analysis of South African Grade 10 learner's conceptual resources regarding the concept of energy in physics

Boloka/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Lemmer, Miriam
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-29T10:28:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-29T10:28:24Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Lemmer, M. 2011. Analysis of South African Grade 10 learner's conceptual resources regarding the concept of energy in physics. African journal of research in mathematics, science and technology education (AJRMSTE) , 15(1):4-17. [http://www.saarmste.org/journal] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1028-8457
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7140
dc.description Alternative journal title: African journal of research in MST education
dc.description.abstract More than a thousand Grade 10 Physical Science learners from four South African provinces participated in a study that probed their conceptions of energy. The purpose was to determine the learners’ conceptual resources, i.e. their initial conceptions, and identify the potentially productive resources from which they may construct physics concepts. The conceptions revealed by the learners in their responses to a questionnaire were categorised as core intuitive, implicit, conscious or verbal-symbolic. Notwithstanding learning the curriculum theme Energy and Change in their preceding school years, the results show that many of the learners have not yet mastered the concept of energy and related concepts ontologically well enough for progression to formal physics in the FET phase. However, their initial conceptions contain resources that can be refi ned to the science concepts. Implications and recommendations for learning and teaching in the FET phase are discussed in the framework of the conceptual refinement model. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAARMSTE en_US
dc.subject Physics education en_US
dc.subject energy en_US
dc.subject conceptual change en_US
dc.subject conceptual resources en_US
dc.subject conceptual refinement en_US
dc.title Analysis of South African Grade 10 learner's conceptual resources regarding the concept of energy in physics en_US
dc.type Article en_US


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search the NWU Repository


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Statistics