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2016-03-18Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/8214
Understanding Energy - An exploration of the relationship between measures of students’ understanding of energy, general cognitive abilities and schooling
dc.contributor.authorWeßnigk, Susanne
dc.contributor.authorKnut, Neumann
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T19:32:51Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T19:32:51Z
dc.date.created2016-03-18
dc.date.issued2016-03-18
dc.identifier.issn2566-9087
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/8866
dc.description.abstractPast research has examined students’ understanding of energy at different stages of schooling. This research has led to the widespread view that students progress in their understanding of energy through a sequence of key ideas about energy. However, so far, it is unclear, whether this progression in understanding energy is a result of schooling or whether it is a result of maturation - in particular, as the role of general domain-unspecific cognitive abilities that improve with age, such as reading ability in the assessment of students’ understanding of energy. In a re-analysis of data from N=1856 students of grades 6, 8 and 10 in German middle schools, we investigated, in addition to the amount of schooling, the impact of general cognitive abilities on measures of middle school students’ understanding of energy. To do so we utilized a latent variable modelling approach. Our findings suggest that whereas students’ understanding of energy is related to general cognitive abilities, this understanding is also considerably dependent on the amount of schooling. This finding corroborates findings from earlier studies that students’ progression in their understanding of energy is indeed a function of schooling and not just a product of maturation.eng
dc.language.isound
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.subjectEnergy understandingeng
dc.subjectcognitive abilitieseng
dc.subjectRasch Background Modeleng
dc.titleUnderstanding Energy - An exploration of the relationship between measures of students’ understanding of energy, general cognitive abilities and schooling
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100237326
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/8214
local.edoc.container-titleScience Education Review Letters
local.edoc.pages9
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-volume2015
local.edoc.container-issue2
local.edoc.container-firstpage7
local.edoc.container-lastpage15
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2899700-1

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