#### Title

Identification of Misconceptions from Students' Work in Physics

#### Abstract

A SoTL project that focuses on understanding student learning is to determine misconceptions that students bring or develop in your class. This conference session will present an overview of theoretical concepts such as: Theory of conceptual fields; conceptual field, schema, concepts in action, and theorems in action. A strategy, to identify misconceptions is to examine students' homework, quizzes and exams. Therefore, the objective of this session is: given a handout with a transcript of students problem solving process participants will be able to determine the concepts-in-action and theorems-in-action incorrect (misconceptions). By knowing the misconceptions on the topic of elasticity the physics teachers are better prepared to teach students to solve this type of problems in others topics such as: electric field, magnetic field, and so on.

#### Location

Room 2905

#### Recommended Citation

Herrera, Jorge Flores, "Identification of Misconceptions from Students' Work in Physics " (2012). *SoTL Commons Conference*. 84.

https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/sotlcommons/SoTL/2012/84

Identification of Misconceptions from Students' Work in Physics

Room 2905

A SoTL project that focuses on understanding student learning is to determine misconceptions that students bring or develop in your class. This conference session will present an overview of theoretical concepts such as: Theory of conceptual fields; conceptual field, schema, concepts in action, and theorems in action. A strategy, to identify misconceptions is to examine students' homework, quizzes and exams. Therefore, the objective of this session is: given a handout with a transcript of students problem solving process participants will be able to determine the concepts-in-action and theorems-in-action incorrect (misconceptions). By knowing the misconceptions on the topic of elasticity the physics teachers are better prepared to teach students to solve this type of problems in others topics such as: electric field, magnetic field, and so on.