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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 3, March 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



University Students’ Alternative Conceptions On Circular Motion

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AUTHOR(S)

Ian Phil Canlas

 

KEYWORDS

alternative conceptions, circular motion, constructivism, conceptual change

 

ABSTRACT

This study attempted to find out university students alternative conceptions on circular motion. An 18-item researcher-compiled and content-validated questionnaire was administered to twenty-six (26) students taking up a program in Bachelor in Secondary Education-Physical Science in their second year enrolled in a course on mechanics. Results revealed that majority of the students possess alternative conceptions on circular motion specifically along velocity, acceleration and force. Moreover, results showed the inconsistencies in the students’ understanding of circular motion concepts.

 

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