A Study on the Effect of Using Demonstrations in Physics Classroom

시연을 활용한 물리 수업의 효과에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2011.07.16
  • Accepted : 2011.11.14
  • Published : 2012.05.31

Abstract

This paper discusses the effect that classroom demonstrations have on students' conceptual understanding in concepts in introductory physics. We used the same conceptual survey to probe the students' understanding on certain concepts before and after taking the course. We introduce Hake's , which is used to evaluate the effect of various kind of teaching methods, suggested by physics education research groups, on conceptual understanding of students who took the class. The effect of physics class using demonstration turned to be better than the traditional lecture, higher for students who graduated from science schools with higher prior knowledge and demonstration experience. Authors suggest to use to probe concepts which need more attention.

Keywords

Physics Education;classroom demonstration;teaching method;instruction effect

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