Elementary dynamics in Algerian secondary school: difficulties of assimilation and contribution of modeling activities in the construction of the notion of force
DEBIACH, MEHDI; ENS Algiers, Algeria
SERHANE, AHCENE; University of Patras
ZEGHDAOUI, ABDELHAMID; ENS Algiers, Algeria
This work attempts to analyze the conceptual difficulties encountered by Algerian secondary school pupils aged (14-17) when studying mechanical school situations that can be modeled in terms of force. Based essentially on a qualitative method, and more specifically on the analysis of data collected after the completion of a questionnaire and in individual interviews, this study has, on the one hand, highlighted Difficulties related to modeling activities, on the other hand elucidated their causes.