Proceedings of the First Indonesian Communication Forum of Teacher Training and Education Faculty Leaders International Conference on Education 2017 (ICE 2017)

Investigating Prospective Preservice Teacher's Misconceptions of Direct Current Electric Circuits

Authors
Neni Hermita, Isjoni, Andi Suhandi, Ernawulan Syaodih, Achmad Samsudin, Chaerul Rochman, Fitria Rosa
Corresponding Author
Neni Hermita
Available Online February 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ice-17.2018.78How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Misconceptions; direct current electrical circuit; elementary education
Abstract

Investigative research had been carried out to get a picture of misconceptions that occurred in primary school teachers candidate dealing with direct current electrical circuit. The method used in this study is descriptive method conducted on prospective primary school teachers of bachelor degree. The number of respondents involved in the study is 41 students of PGSD FKIP University of Riau. The data collection was done by administering test conception using Four Tier Test format. The result of the identification indicated that there were several misconceptions related circuit direct current electricity concept, These include: 1) The electric current appears on a conductor as a result of the movement of positive charges in the conductor from the positive pole of the battery to the negative pole of the battery 2) in the electric circuit the electrons flow with very high speeds approaching the speed of light, 3) addition of batteries in series electrical circuit can increase the number of electrons that electric current in the circuit becomes larger. Recommendations from this research is the need to design a lecture that facilitates the changing conception of misconceptions that occurs in the minds of prospective students of primary school teachers into a conception of science, however, because they are more candidates are required to have an understanding intact and free from misconceptions. Result of research found that the test can analyze and classify students into understanding the concept about 2,03%, experience misconceptions about 40%, not understand about 53,74% and stay in parallel conception about 3,66 %

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the First Indonesian Communication Forum of Teacher Training and Education Faculty Leaders International Conference on Education 2017 (ICE 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
February 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-486-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ice-17.2018.78How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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