Investigation of physics thought experiments' effects on students' logical problem solving skills


Ince E. , Acar Y., Atakan M.

ERPA International Congresses on Education (ERPA), Athens, Greece, 4 - 07 June 2015, vol.26 identifier

Abstract

The purpose of this study, investigation of physics thought experiments' effects on students' logical problem-solving skills in collaborative groups. In this context, it was requested to undergraduate students who have taken General Physics I and General Physics II to develop thought experiments in order to solve daily life problems. At the next stage, students' thought experiments were classified according to common issues in cooperative groups and were asked to try to solve the problems by using thought experiments' process from each group. As a result of this study; students' thought experiments related to daily life were developed and problem solving processes have been presented in detail.