From the Mental Model to Conceptual Model in the Physics Lab for Engineers

  • M. Fernández Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences, University of Santiago de Cuba
  • F. Repilado Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences, University of Santiago de Cuba
  • Z. Pérez Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences, University of Santiago de Cuba

Abstract

The main difficulties that students of engineering careers in the Universidad de Oriente have in the practices of laboratory in Physics I, and their possible causes are analyzed. It is done by a methodology using of the “socratic dialogue”, sustained in the Johnson-Laird’s theory of mental model with the objective of transforming the mental models of the students in conceptual models. The methodology was applied to the career of Electric Engineer and the results are shown.

Published
Jul 14, 2016
How to Cite
FERNÁNDEZ, M.; REPILADO, F.; PÉREZ, Z.. From the Mental Model to Conceptual Model in the Physics Lab for Engineers. Revista Cubana de Física, [S.l.], v. 33, n. 1, p. 18-26, july 2016. ISSN 2224-7939. Available at: <http://revistacubanadefisica.org/index.php/rcf/article/view/9>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019.
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Original Articles