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SIMULATION-BASED AND VIDEO-BASED APPROACHES TO DIVERSIFYING PHYSICS HOMEWORK

Bojana Simić
Vanes Mešić
Nermin Đapo
Iva Movre Šapić
Andrej Vidak
Nataša Erceg

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Physics homework often boils down to solving end-of-chapter quantitative problems. For targeting different learning goals of physics education, different types of homework are needed. The aim of this research was to compare the effectiveness of simulation-based, video-based, and paper-and-pencil homework in developing an understanding about Newton’s laws and forming positive attitudes towards physics homework. 150 first-year students from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology at the University of Zagreb (Croatia) were randomly assigned to one of the three above-mentioned homework approaches. After, students had lectures and seminars on Newton’s laws, they were administered a pre-test. In the next three weeks, the students completed three homework assignments on Newton’s laws, after which they completed a post-test. For students from all three homework approaches a substantial improvement in conceptual understanding has been observed. Although the three approaches proved to be equally effective when it comes to developing understanding, the simulation-based approach was found to be superior when it comes to developing positive attitudes towards physics homework. If one controls for target knowledge, the modality of the homework assignment does not affect cognitive outcomes, but it does affect students’ attitudes towards homework. Keywords: conceptual understanding, experimental study, simulation-based homework, video-based homework
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hal-04302403 , version 1 (28-11-2023)

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Bojana Simić, Vanes Mešić, Nermin Đapo, Iva Movre Šapić, Andrej Vidak, et al.. SIMULATION-BASED AND VIDEO-BASED APPROACHES TO DIVERSIFYING PHYSICS HOMEWORK. Journal of Baltic Science Education, 2023, 22 (3), pp.506-519. ⟨10.33225/jbse/23.22.506⟩. ⟨hal-04302403⟩
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