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Exploration of Students’ Misconceptions in Mechanics using the FCI

1LIEA, CESI, Assat, France

2LIEA, CESI, Montpellier, France


American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, Vol. 3 No. 2, 116-120
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-2-2
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Géraldine Poutot, Bernard Blandin. Exploration of Students’ Misconceptions in Mechanics using the FCI. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(2):116-120. doi: 10.12691/education-3-2-2.

Correspondence to: Bernard  Blandin, LIEA, CESI, Montpellier, France. Email: bblandin@cesi.fr

Abstract

During 3 years, we have used the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) to assess the progress of our First-Year students in Engineering in mastering the concepts of Newtonian Physics and to compare the efficiency of two teaching methods, courses and drills versus Problem-Based Learning. If both methods lead to quite similar deceptive results, the detailed analysis of the response to each question of the test allowed us to identify our students’ most common misconceptions. This paper presents this research and discusses our findings.

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