Prior understanding of basic electrical circuit concepts by first year engineering students

O'Dwyer, Aidan (2009) Prior understanding of basic electrical circuit concepts by first year engineering students. [Conference Proceedings]

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Abstract

There is a broad diversity of educational background of students entering Level 7 programmes in engineering. As a result, students’ reasoning regarding basic electrical concepts often differs from accepted explanations. This contribution reports, analyses and reflects on the results of a multiple-choice diagnostic test to assess student understanding of such concepts (developed by Engelhardt and Beichner (2004) for high school and college students), taken by three cohorts of first year, Level 7, engineering students at Dublin Institute of Technology during the 2008-9 academic year.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: diagnostic test results; first year engineering students; electrical systems; Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research; Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2015 07:32
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 08:54
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/3418

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