Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Science and Engineering 2021 (IJCSE 2021)

Article Diagnostic Difficulties and Misconceptions of Light Refraction: A Need Analysis Learning Abstract Concepts Using PhET Simulation

Authors
Muhammad Nasir1, *, Cari Cari2, Widha Sunarno3, Fitria Rahmawati4
1,2,3,4Science Education Doctoral Study Program, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
*Corresponding author. Email: muhammad_nasir@student.uns.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Muhammad Nasir
Available Online 16 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.211215.056How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Diagnostic initial concepts; Misconception; Light refraction; PhET simulation
Abstract

This study aims to diagnose difficulties and misconceptions of light refraction. This research was conducted by qualitative design. The sample consists of 84 students who were taken from the second semester of physics education at 5 universities in Indonesia. Trend data on understanding the concept of light refraction were collected using a three-tier test. Difficulties and naive reasons about light refraction were collected by interview. Students’ misconceptions are measured by the Certainty Response Index (CRI) analysis technique. The results showed that although the concepts of light refraction have been studied by students, they still have difficulty answering questions about light refraction. Students’ misconceptions occur in the aspect of the direction of wave propagation perpendicular to the wavefront with a high category and misconceptions on the value of wave physical quantities refraction in the medium category. The concept of wavefronts and the value of wave physical quantities is abstract, so it is necessary to consider learning to use PhET Simulation to visualize the concept so that it is easily understood by students.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Science and Engineering 2021 (IJCSE 2021)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
16 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-486-5
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.211215.056How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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