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written by Genaro Zavala and Hugo Alarcon
A modified version of the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism (CSEM) is regularly administered to students at the beginning of the semester as a pretest and at the end of the semester as a post-test in a large private university in Mexico. About 500 students each semester, from different engineering majors, take electricity and magnetism in the introductory level, divided into sections of 30-40 students so there are several different instructors, both full-time and part-time. We report on the analysis of the CSEM data using concentration analysis for the purpose of evaluation of instruction. The results showed that students' learning varies with respect to instructor and to CSEM concept area. Students have large learning gains in some concept areas but small learning gains in others. Deeper analysis of a concept area showed that some instructors may tend to strengthen some misconceptions that students have. The analysis can be used to give feedback to instructors for the purpose of improving instruction.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 231-234
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3021262
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© 2008 American Institute of Physics
A hard copy of the PERC 2008 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
DOI:
10.1063/1.3021262
PACSs:
01.40.G-
01.40.Ha
01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
01.50.F-
TdM Grant No.:
CAT140
Keywords:
Concept evaluation, PERC 2008, concentration analysis, educational aids, educational technology, implementation of tutorials, learning (artificial intelligence), philosophical aspects, problem solving , research and development management, statistical analysis
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G. Zavala and H. Alarcon, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8126&DocID=759).
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G. Zavala and H. Alarcon, Evaluation of Instruction Using the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism in Mexico presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8126&DocID=759>.
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Zavala, G., & Alarcon, H. (2008, July 23-24). Evaluation of Instruction Using the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism in Mexico. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved August 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8126&DocID=759
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Zavala, Genaro, and Hugo Alarcon. "Evaluation of Instruction Using the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism in Mexico." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8126&DocID=759 (accessed 1 August 2014).
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Zavala, Genaro, and Hugo Alarcon. "Evaluation of Instruction Using the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism in Mexico." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 231-234 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 1 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8126&DocID=759>.
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