"Edukacja Biologiczna i Środowiskowa" 2014/s1, 99-106
Maksymilian Jędryczkowski, Eliza Rybska, Małgorzata Adamiec, Ewa Sobieszczuk-Nowicka
Diagnoza miskoncepcji z obszaru ruchów roślin... wśród studentów biologii
We have undertaken a diagnose among group of students taking plant physiology course, at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Department of Biology, whether their problems in understanding mechanisms related to plants movements are based on plant biology misconception. The diagnosis was based on sample survey which has quantitative and qualitative exploratory character (questionnaire). The research was carried out in two stages (before and after the “Plant Growth and Development” lecture and laboratory).
Misconceptions are what students themselves develop erroneously and different from scientifically accepted concept. Misconceptions that were diagnosed were categorized due to: the classification of plant movements, tropisms definition, the movement mechanism, physiological importance of tropism.
The analysis of the questionnaire, leads us also to conclude that the most students leaving high school have a misconception about these processes, so deeply rooted, that through the plant physiology university course are not verified, and it is likely to be a barrier to define and understand these concepts in scientific, academic way.
Diagnosing biology students misconceptions in the area of plant movements
Key words: misconceptions, plant physiology, plant movements, phototropism, gravitropism
"Edukacja Biologiczna i Środowiskowa" 2014/s1, pp. 99-106