The Development of a Model to Promote Predict, Observe, Explain Strategies for Teaching about Electrical Circuits


The purpose of this presentation is to present a model to promote predict, observe, explain strategies for teaching about electrical circuits. Vocational educational students preparing to be electrical technicians often have misconceptions about electrical circuits. Yet, knowledge of such circuits is basic to the training of electrical technicians. This presentation will outline a model developed that relies on predict-observe and explain (POE) strategies. POE strategies involve students predicting results, observing the results and subsequently explaining any difference between what they predicted versus what they observed. Such models exist for high-school and university students but not for vocational learners. The high-school models typically emphasis theory. Vocational-based models tend to emphasize activity without theory. Furthermore, these models exist for science in general but not for teaching about electrical circuits. This presentation will demonstrate a POE model developed specifically for vocational students. The presentation will also include some implications for practice and for research.

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Parinda Phanphech, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Tanes Tanitteerapan, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

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Conference: ACTC2017
Stream: Education in a virtual world

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