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Identifying and Repairing Students Misconceptions in Thermal and Transport Science
  • Ronald L. Miller, Colorado School of Mines
  • Ruth A. Streveler, Purdue University
  • Dazhi Yang, Boise State University
  • Aidsa Y. Santiago Roman
This paper describes an integration of two research lines combining identification of students’ misconceptions of difficult engineering concepts with efforts to repair some particularly robust misconceptions. Previous studies reported that misconceptions related to heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and other engineering and science concepts persist among engineering students even after they completed college-level courses in the subjects. [Duit, 2009] Therefore, the first line of our research is focused on two research questions: • “What important concepts in thermal and transport science are difficult for engineering students to learn?” • “How an instrument can be developed to identify engineering student misconceptions of these difficult and important concepts?”
Publication Date
November 10, 2009
Citation Information
Ronald L. Miller, Ruth A. Streveler, Dazhi Yang and Aidsa Y. Santiago Roman. "Identifying and Repairing Students Misconceptions in Thermal and Transport Science" (2009)
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