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Le suivi des conceptions des lycéens en mécanique : développement et usages d'exercices informatisés

Abstract : The individual follow-up of the pupils' conceptions is important to develop effective strategies of teaching. However, physics teachers often neither have the time, nor the didactic skills necessary to detect them in their classroom. Thus computerized exercises have been built in order to automatically identify the conceptions of the high-school pupils in mechanics. These exercises have been tested to check if they can collect sufficiently pertinent, rich and reliable data to identify the pupils' conceptions. The various uses of these exercises by teachers have been then examined. This study has shown that teachers were ready to use this tool because its computerized aspect has charmed them. Moreover, whereas they were a priori not very enthusiastic about taking account into the pupils' conceptions in teaching, certain teachers have taken account in their classroom of the pupils' conceptions detected by the computerized exercises. Thus the computerized aspect of an innovating tool can increase its acceptability by the teachers, allowing them to develop new practices in the classrooms. The line followed here for the construction and the validation of the exercises could thus be used as a basis for the development of other computerized tools resting on didactic studies. That would allow to diffuse the results of this research in the classrooms and to finally regard the evaluation of the teaching of sciences in terms of significant competences.
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Nicolas Coppens. Le suivi des conceptions des lycéens en mécanique : développement et usages d'exercices informatisés. Education. Université Paris-Diderot - Paris VII, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00203891⟩



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