Invisible Misconceptions: Student Understanding of Ultraviolet and Infrared Radiation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617223
Title:
Invisible Misconceptions: Student Understanding of Ultraviolet and Infrared Radiation
Authors:
Julie, Libarkin; Anila, Asghar; C., Crockett
Abstract:
The importance of nonvisible wavelengths for the study of astronomy suggests that student understanding of nonvisible light is an important consideration in astronomy classrooms. Questionnaires, interviews, and panel discussions were used to investigate 6–12 student and teacher conceptions of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR). Alternative conceptions about the characteristics and human sensual perception of visible light, UV and IR, were observed in many students and in a subset of teachers. Instruction involving electromagnetic radiation should first address preexisting alternative conceptions, and conceptual questionnaires such as the one used here can help teachers to identify student ideas prior to instruction.
Affiliation:
Michigan State University (MI)
Citation:
Libarkin, J. C., Asghar, A., Crockett, C., & Sadler, P. (2011). Invisible misconceptions: Student understanding of ultraviolet and infrared radiation. Astronomy Education Review, 10(1), 1-25.
Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617223
Document Source:
Peer-reviewed
Language:
en_US
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Mixed-methods
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
Multi-aged groups
Construct:
Content Knowledge
Content:
Atoms & Light
Nation:
Canada
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorJulie, Libarkinen
dc.contributor.authorAnila, Asgharen
dc.contributor.authorC., Crocketten
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dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationLibarkin, J. C., Asghar, A., Crockett, C., & Sadler, P. (2011). Invisible misconceptions: Student understanding of ultraviolet and infrared radiation. Astronomy Education Review, 10(1), 1-25.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/617223-
dc.description.abstractThe importance of nonvisible wavelengths for the study of astronomy suggests that student understanding of nonvisible light is an important consideration in astronomy classrooms. Questionnaires, interviews, and panel discussions were used to investigate 6–12 student and teacher conceptions of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR). Alternative conceptions about the characteristics and human sensual perception of visible light, UV and IR, were observed in many students and in a subset of teachers. Instruction involving electromagnetic radiation should first address preexisting alternative conceptions, and conceptual questionnaires such as the one used here can help teachers to identify student ideas prior to instruction.en
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dc.titleInvisible Misconceptions: Student Understanding of Ultraviolet and Infrared Radiationen
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dc.identifier.journalAstronomy Education Reviewen
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