Interactive simulations to physics teaching: a case study in brazilian high school
Fiscarelli, Silvio Henrique [UNESP]
Bizelli, Maria Helena Sebastiana Sahão [UNESP]
Fiscarelli, Patricia Eliane
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This paper presents the results of a study that investigated the use of simulators to improve physics teaching. The study population consisted of eight classes totaling 205 second year high school students from Brazilian public school. The research methodology adopted compares the average performance of students on tests conducted in the classroom to performance on tests conducted in the laboratory using computer simulators. The results obtained showed that students’ performance on tests improved after the use of simulators. It was found that the students had more homogeneous test results when using the simulator.
Educational simulations, Students performance, Physics teaching, High school
International Journal of Learning and Teaching, v. 5, n. 1, p. 18-23, 2013.