Korean Children's Conceptions about Light

빛에 대한 국민학교 학생들의 개념조사

  • 김한호 (한국교원대학교 과학교육과) ;
  • 권재술 (한국교원대학교 과학교육과) ;
  • 김범기 (한국교원대학교 과학교육과) ;
  • 정진우 (한국교원대학교 과학교육과) ;
  • 최병순 (한국교원대학교 과학교육과)
  • Published : 1992.11.30


The purpose of this study was to investigate children's(K-5) conceptions about light in Korea. The two aspect of children's conceptions about light were identified : the sources of light, the nature of vision. Data were collected from 92 children by a mixture of writing, drawing and interview, and were analysed by systematic networks. The major findings of this study were as follows : 1. Children showed an awareness of a wide variety of sources of light. The predominant sources exampled by children were primary sources. 2. Children explained vision as intentional activity of seeing Seeing. means action that move their heal or eyes to the objects. Infants(K-1) did not recognize that light are needed for vision. 3. A notable features in children's conceptions about light were context-dependent.