Using a context adjusted version of the force concept inventory to probe Laotioan university students understanding of mechanics
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the XIII IOSTE Symposium: The Use of Science and Technology Education for Peace and Sustainable Development / [ed] Bulent Cavas, Ankara/Turkey: Palme Publications & Bookshops LTD.CO. , 2008, 552-558 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this study, we investigated how much the students’ score in the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) could change when the questions were changed to another context but with the same physics content. We used both the original FCI and another version in which we had changed the context in the questions. A sample of 410 freshman students from School of Foundation Studies at three universities in Laos was given one of two versions of the Force Concept Inventory, along with an additional brief questionnaire, that asked about what the students thought about the test. Eight students were selected for an interview. The results of this study suggest that context of the questions has an affect on the FCI score. The average score is, though, very low with both versions of the test. However, by changing the context and adding some pictures, the students could read and understand the questions more easily.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ankara/Turkey: Palme Publications & Bookshops LTD.CO. , 2008. 552-558 p.
Lao context, Visualization, Physics concepts
Physical Sciences Didactics
Research subject didactics of physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-23150OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-23150DiVA: diva2:220554
XIII IOSTE Symposium 2008