The new cosmological discoveries over the past two decades have a great impact on physics. We have prepared a new university course The Introduction to Cosmology available for students without deeper math background. The results of research study and the cosmology lecturers’ experiences in two years are presented. We have prepared a questionnaire and the case study to find out how students think about the Universe, how they can accept cosmology theoretical ideas. Then we use it for design follow-up activities that help students to improve their understanding. We have observed the students’ views on the presented science concept and on the nature of scientific knowledge. We have prepared a questionnaire to find out how students can accept theoretical ideas. This survey was designed especially for future and contemporary science teachers. Then we use the obtained results for design follow-up activities that help students to improve their understanding. Finally the most frequented cosmology misconceptions are discussed.
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Research Article| January 27 2017
What are science teacher’s ideas about the universe?
AIP Conf. Proc. 1804, 060004 (2017)
Jan Novotný, Jindřiška Svobodová; What are science teacher’s ideas about the universe?. AIP Conf. Proc. 27 January 2017; 1804 (1): 060004. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4974401
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