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Analyzing the FCI based on a Force and Motion Learning Progression
In this paper, we bring together a well-established and often-studied instrument assessing students’ understanding about force and motion, the Force Concept Inventory (FCI), and a proposed description of how students ...
The Terminology within German Lower Secondary Physics Textbooks
From primary school through university and beyond, textbooks are crucial for teaching and learning science. In most cases the content of the books is aligned with intended state curricula, and teachers in many countries ...
Using polytomous IRT models to evaluate theoretical levels of understanding models and modeling in biology education
Forced choice-tasks have been developed to assess students’ (N = 901) understanding of models and modeling in biology based on a theoretical structure differentiating five aspects and three levels of understanding (Upmeier ...
Evaluating an instrument to measure mental load and mental effort using Item Response Theory
Measurement of cognitive load (CL) is seen as a problematic issue since no consensus about appropriate instruments has been reached. In this study, a rating scale instrument to measure mental load (ML; 6 items) and mental ...
Development of inquiry competencies during junior classes: A replicationstudy using longitudinal design
Scientific inquiry plays a major role in science education. So far competency structures related to knowledge gain through inquiry have been identified and analyzed. Different levels of such structures have also been ...