This volume is based on a NATO Advanced Research Workshop in the Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology.
The objective of the workshop was to bring together researchers producing software in the field of electricity education, and more generally in physics education, and researchers involved in the connection between cognitive science andthe learning of a well defined domain such as electricity. The book is divided into five main parts:
- New approaches to teaching electricity: research on the teaching of electricity has shown that traditional presentations should be questioned.
- Analogies and models in electricity: teaching experiments based on different models of electricity are presented.
- Contextualized electricity: a new field of research studies how adults who work with electricity and electronic devices represent electric phenomena and concepts.
- Using computers in electricity teaching: studies show how computers can be used for assessing electricity knowledge and student models of electricity.
-Design of learning environments: here interactive learning environments, some of them specially designed for practical work in electronics, are presented.
Table of Contents
New Approach to Introduce Basic Concepts in Electricity.- Electrical Interactions and the Atomic Structure of Matter: Adding Qualitative Reasoning to a Calculus-Based Electricity and Magnetism Course.- Using “Modelling Analogies” to Teach Basic Electricity: A Critical Analysis.- Multiple Causal Modelling of Electrical Circuits for Enhancing Knowledge Intelligibility.- Conceptual Models for Understanding the Behavior of Electrical Circuits.- Reasoning about Electricity and Water Circuits: Teaching Consequences in Electricity.- Towards Expertise in Hydrodynamics: Psychological Data.- Adults’ Understanding of Electricity.- Simulation and Learner’s Knowledge Processing in the Case of a Learning Environment on Signal Processing.- Contextualized Reasoning of Electrical Technicians.- Using Computer-Based Questionnaires to Diagnose Students’ Models of Electricity.- Computerized Analysis of Students’ Ability to Process Information in the Area of Basic Electricity.- Computer Assisted Learning of Basic Concepts in Electricity and Electromagnetic Wave Propagation.- Automated Diagnosis of Misconceptions about Electricity: What Are the Prospects?.- From Ideal to Real in the Teaching of Electronics through Computer Simulated Experiments.- LABEL: An Intelligent Learning Environment (ILE) for Electric Circuits.- SIAM: A Knowledge-Based System for Practical Work.- An Object-Based Situational Approach to Task Analysis.- Modelling Physics Problem Solving with Classifier Systems.