Elementary dynamics in Algerian secondary school: difficulties of assimilation and contribution of modeling activities in the construction of the notion of force

AHCENE SERHANE, ABDELHAMID ZEGHDAOUI, MEHDI DEBIACH

Abstract


This work attempts to analyze the conceptual difficulties encountered by Algerian secondary school pupils aged (14-17) when studying mechanical school situations that can be modeled in terms of force. Based essentially on a qualitative method, and more specifically on the analysis of data collected after the completion of a questionnaire and in individual interviews, this study has, on the one hand, highlighted Difficulties related to modeling activities, on the other hand elucidated their causes.


Keywords


Force, difficulties, assimilation modeling activities, conceptions

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Educational Journal of the University of Patras UNESCO Chair, ISSN: 2241-9152

Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education University of Patras.

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