Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Innovation in Engineering and Vocational Education

Physics Students’ Mental Model and Prediction in Heat Convection Concept

Authors
Ika Mustika Sari, Duden Saepuzzaman
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Ika Mustika Sari
Available Online November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icieve-15.2016.48How to use a DOI?
Keywords
mental model, prediction
Abstract
Investigating students’ mental model is something important in physics education. Mental model is students’ internal representative of some phenomena that they find in daily life. A Student who have a scientifically mental model of a concept, he/she will be able to scientifically explain and predict the phenomena. Helping students construct scientifically mental model is one of obligation of college that produce physics teacher. The teacher who have the scientifically compatible mental model will create the physics learning meaningfully, thus the quality of physics learning will be improved. This study was first to excavate 23 physics students mental model of heat convection. Prediction of phenomena that relates to heat convection is probed to support that students run their mental model in predicting phenomena. A series of semistructured interviews was conducted to excavate the students’ mental models and predictions f heat convection. The students who involved in this study come from different level from sophomore to master degree. The framework of assessing mental model and instrument adopted and adapted from Chiou [1]. We also compared the students mental model and the relationship between mental model and prediction. The result shows that only 2 participants who have a scientifically mental model (model 7). Moreover, the relationships between mental models and predictions remains complex, this finding is appropriate with Chiou’s finding. In predicting phenomena, students do not run their mental model
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Innovation in Engineering and Vocational Education
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-171-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icieve-15.2016.48How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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