Constructing qualitative energy concepts in a formal educational context with 6-7 year old students

 
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Constructing qualitative energy concepts in a formal educational context with 6-7 year old students (EN)

KOLIOPOULOS, DIMITRIS; University of Patras, Greece
ARGYROPOULOU, MYRTO; Geitonas School, Greece

The research presented in this paper is a preliminary empirical study of primary school children’s ability to construct a qualitative explanatory model for the ‘energy’ concept. The research results are particularly encouraging since it seems that 6-7 year old children are able, following a relevant teaching intervention, to utilize a linear causal reasoning and construct a preliminary energy model. Through the use of this model, the children are able to describe natural phenomena, such as the lighting of a lamp or the movement of a small motor using a battery or a photovoltaic cell. (EN)

primary school (EN)
linear causal reasoning (EN)
Energy (EN)
precursor model (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών (EL)
University of Patras (EN)

English

2012-03-27


Array (EN)

Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education; Τόμ. 5, Αρ. 1 (2011); 63-80 (EL)
Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education; Τόμ. 5, Αρ. 1 (2011); 63-80 (EN)

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