An analysis of the historical development of ideas about motion and its implications for teaching

  title={An analysis of the historical development of ideas about motion and its implications for teaching},
  author={Fernando Espinoza},
  journal={Physics Education},
  pages={139 - 146}
The persistence of students' misconceptions about motion illustrates the enormous difficulty that teachers face in their attempts to overcome these with traditional physics instruction. An understanding of students' ideas about motion and ways to incorporate them into successful instructional approaches can be obtained from an analysis of historical evidence about certain aspects of dynamics previously held. Inquiry-based instruction can proceed effectively within a context that provides… 



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