npsm 새물리 New Physics : Sae Mulli

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Research Paper

New Physics: Sae Mulli 2004; 48: 401-410

Published online May 1, 2004

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The Effects of Students' Self-Created Analogies on theit Understanding of Electricity-Related Concepts

Kyunghee CHOI*

Ewha Womans University, Seoul 120-750



 Analogies convey abstract concepts by concretely and overtly presenting the concepts. This has been one of the essential media for teaching strategies in science. Among the many purposes of using analogies, One is to help the students understand microscopic concepts by visualizing the phenomenon. Often the students are asked to develop their own analogies based on their personal experiences; however, not many studies on this have been done in Korean science classes. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of students' self-developed analogies on current, voltage, resistance, batteries, etc. in learning science-related concepts and further to examine the interaction between the teacher and the students.

Keywords: Analogy, Electricity, Misconception, Conceptual change, Physics education

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