The purpose of this study was to apply the processes of conceptual understanding and problem solving to the concepts of kinematic variables to improve student performance. The subjects were 82 students who are enrolled in a physics course for engineering students. Their age is between 18 and 19 years, of which 59 are men and 25 are women. The instructional task corresponded to the unit of Kinematics of the Particle in a Dimension and the topics discussed were the concepts of displacement, mean and instantaneous velocity and mean and instantaneous acceleration. The instrument for measuring student performance was a multiple-choice test with 16 questions. The procedure followed during the intervention was as follows: (1) Present the intervention to the experimental group and to the control group the traditional model (2) Administer the performance test. The applied Gosset test gave a value of p < 0.035 thus accepting the research hypothesis. The results obtained are due to the application of multiple representations that engage the student in learning the concept.
|Translated title of the contribution||Conceptual Understanding And Problem Solving In Learning The Concepts Of Displacement, Speed And Acceleration|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|Journal||Espirales Revista Multidisciplinaria De Investigación|
|State||Published - 1 Feb 2018|