TOWARDS A THERMAL CONCEPTUAL ASSESSMENT FOR FIRST-YEAR ENGINEERING STUDENTS – TCA-1Y

  • We report from an ongoing process to develop a thermal conceptual assessment that covers the essential concepts of first-year thermodynamics to be administered to engineering students. The goal is to develop a measurement instrument in order to investigate students’ pre-knowledge as well as the influence of teaching and learning settings. The assessment builds on known misconceptions and concept questions described in the literature. The original items have been modified significantly in the current version 3 of the test in order to create single-choice questions with four distracters each that address frequent misconceptions from student answers in a systematic way. The working process to create these distracters is described exemplarily.

Download full text files

Export metadata

Metadaten
Author:Claudia Schaefle, Franziska Graupner, Silke StanzelORCiD
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:861-opus4-18637
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 11th international conference on Physics Teaching in Engineering Education
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Publication Year:2022
Creating Corporation:SEFI - Société Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs
Contributing Corporation:PWG – Physics Working Group of SEFI - Société Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs
Tag:SoTL; Thermodynamics; concept assessment; test development
Page Number:6
Project Title:Aktivierende Lehre – kompetent Nutzen, erfolgreich Weiterentwickeln, vernetzt Verbreiten
Acronym:PRO-Aktjv-2
Funding Agency:Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
Grant Number:1542-MINT-19-04
faculties / departments:Fakultät für Angewandte Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International