A STUDY ON PRE-SERVICE PHYSICS TEACHERS’ CONCEPTUALIZATION ON ELEMENTARY QUANTUM MECHANICS

Glauco Cohen Ferreira Pantoja

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In this work, we present the results of a research in which we aimed to evidence obstacles and advances in pre-service teachers’ conceptualization on a subject involving elementary Quantum Mechanics. We based our analysis on the theories due to David Ausubel and Gèrard Vergnaud to study Meaningful Learning patterns, both in predicative and operatory form of knowledge, of six students involved in a didactical intervention composed of six classes, in which we emphasized both similarities and differences between Classical and Quantum Physics. With this intervention, we intended to teach the concepts of Physical System, Dynamical Variables, State of a Physical System and Time Evolution. We guided our data analysis by the methodology of content analysis (Bardin, 2008) and it turned possible to map Meaningful Learning patterns involving the four concepts to which were associated a set of essential features (in the predicative stage) and a set of theorems-in-action (in the operatory stage) relating the aim-concepts in problem-solving or conceptual mapping.


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Quantum Mechanics; Meaningful Learning; Conceptualization processes

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