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Annie Champagne Queloz, PhD. ETH Zürich

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Posts Tagged ‘teaching’

Exploring how students represent the concepts taught through the use of concept inventories

Your students are able to complete the activities you give them and they perform quite well on formal assessments. Thus, we can presume that your students have an authentic understanding. But are you really sure about this? Almost twenty years ago, Eric Mazur, physicist and educator at Harvard University, and his colleagues tested the students’ […]

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Debunking Nature of Science (Part 2)

Last Monday, I have been to an interesting presentation (see previous post here) titled: “The need of refinement of the features of the Nature of Science sometimes stated to be the “consensus view” in science education discourse” by Igal Galili, professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof Galili has background in physics and has […]

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“Energy is required to perform a work” is meaningless in biology education

“Energy is required to perform a work.” In an university introductory biology course, I have investigated undergraduates’ thinking about the concept of energy. The question was simply: “Define energy”. This question was simple in construction in order to avoid influencing students’ answers (Schurmeier et al. 2010). In addition, I was curious to find out the […]

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