Informal Teaching of Special Theory of Relativity

  • Jindřiška Svobodová Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Matematicko-fyzikální fakulta
  • Jan Novotný Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Jana Jurmanová Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Brno

Abstrakt

In the present Case Study we explore the comprehension levels of relativity theory in prospective science teachers who take the introduction to physics lesson at the Faculty of Education. Special Theory of Relativity multimedia animation was used to illustrate basic relativistic consequences. The effect of it for learning was researched. In the research, a case study was used. Research data were obtained by interviews and using open-ended questions prepared by the researcher.

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Publikováno
2017-04-25