Physics Education Students' Conceptions on Active Forces and Action-Reaction Pairs

Syuhendri, Syuhendri (2015) Physics Education Students' Conceptions on Active Forces and Action-Reaction Pairs. In: Proceeding The International Conference on Mathematics, Science, Education and Technology (ICOMSET 2015). Faculty of Mathematics and Science, State University of Padang, Padang, pp. 421-425. ISBN 978-602-19877-3-5

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    The purpose of this research was to investigate student-teachers’ conceptions on active forces and action-reaction pairs. The instrument used was made up of 13 multiple choice questions with 5 options selected from the FCI (ver. 1995). It was administered to physics education department students of faculty of teacher training and education of a state university in Indonesia. The qualitative data were also collected through interviews and observations performed during the learning process. The research findings revealed percentages of seven common misconceptions on active forces based on taxonomy of misconceptions probe by FCI, i.e. 1) only active objects exert forces (17,81%), 2) the motion of an object representatives of active forces acting on the object (63,01%), 3) no motion means no force (50,68%), 4) velocity is proportional to applied force (40,41%), 5) acceleration of an object implies increasing force acting on the object (35,62%), 6) force causes acceleration to reach terminal velocity (15,53%), and 7) active force wears out (28,77%); and two misconceptions on action-reaction pairs, i.e. 1) greater mass exerts greater force (33,22%), and 2) most active object produces greater force (47,49%). The results of the research showed that the Indonesian physics education students held strong misconceptions on active forces and action-reaction pairs. The results of this research are similar with the findings of related studies in other countries

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Misconceptions, Active Forces, Action-Reaction Pairs
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Mathematics and Sciences Education > Physics Education
    Depositing User: Dr. Syuhendri, M.Pd.
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2016 18:34
    Last Modified: 16 Jan 2016 18:34

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