Learning to engage in scientific inquiry is an important goal in secondary physics education. However, attaining this learning goal continues to be a challenge. We addressed this problem by devising and testing a teaching sequence that aims at developing students’ (aged 14-15) understanding of and adherence to scientific criteria. We observed, that after going through this sequence, the students' critical attitude evolved and they developed basic understandings of how to conduct a physics inquiry. They started to substantiate the decisions made in their inquiries. The teaching sequence thus seems a suitable starting point for engaging young students in scientific inquiry.
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2021|
|Event||WCPE: World conference on Physics Education - Hanoi, Viet Nam|
Duration: 13 Dec 2021 → 16 Dec 2021
|Conference||WCPE: World conference on Physics Education|
|Period||13/12/21 → 16/12/21|