SCHOOLCHILDREN‘S EXPRESSION OF ABILITIES IN THE PROCESS OF COMPLETING THE ASSIGNMENTS OF PHYSICS: A DIDACTIC ASPECT

TitleSCHOOLCHILDREN‘S EXPRESSION OF ABILITIES IN THE PROCESS OF COMPLETING THE ASSIGNMENTS OF PHYSICS: A DIDACTIC ASPECT
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsPečiuliauskienė, P, Rimeika, A
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume3
Issue1
Start Page58-67
Date PublishedMarch/2003
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Keywordsdidactic assignments, natural science education, physics teaching
Abstract

Research seeks to establish comprehensive school graduates‘ abilities to complete drills (knowledge and comprehension) and problem solving assignments (knowledge application) on physics. In 2000 – 2003, following the indexes confirmed by the exam centre, the tasks of the national A-level exams were grouped into arduous, hard, optimal, easy and very easy. The assignments of each of the groups were classified into drills and questions to be solved. It has been discovered that none of the groups of difficulty of the assignments of physics has ever statistically approved a deviation of relative frequency. Thus, when completing drills and problem solving assignments of physics a deviation of schoolchildren‘s abilities is also statistically invalidated.

The assessment of tasks agreeably to resolution of an assignment indicates that more problem solving assignments than drills of physics are included into the groups of the tasks of a proper and very proper resolution. A statistically approved deviation of relative frequency of drills and problem solving assignments of physics that can be found in the groups of a proper and very proper resolution reveals that the learners whose abilities in completing problem solving assignments are more outstanding better cope with all tasks of the national A-level exams in physics.

Refereed DesignationRefereed