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Abstract Title: How to get first-year university students show interest on electromagnetic induction?
Abstract: The work presenting would like to improve the attitudes of the students to physics in general and especially on electromagnetic induction. "Attitude" word would mean not only interest, also relevance of the physics learnt in relation with the everyday life and connection between concepts and equations.

It was designed a sequence of activities for teaching electromagnetic induction in introductory university physics courses. The teaching learning sequence is based in research, taking into account students difficulties and problem solving strategies. There are activities specially designed to work the science-technology-society relations at the beginning and end of the sequence. The aim of the first activities is to show the presence of the electromagnetic induction in the everyday life and in technological applications. At the end of the sequence the students return to these activities and they have to explain how it works.

Attitudes will be measured using a Likert scale questionnaire.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jenaro Guisasola
University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU)
Dep. FĂ­sica Aplicada I
Plaza Europa 1
San Sebastian / 20018 / Basque Country / Spain, Phone: +34 943 018 622
and Co-Presenter(s)
Kristina Zuza (UPV-EHU)

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