SAMOP 2023 – wissenschaftliches Programm
DD 27.12: Poster
Montag, 6. März 2023, 17:00–19:00, Empore Lichthof
Evaluating digital experimental tasks for physics laboratory courses — •Simon Z. Lahme1, Lucija Rončević2, Pekka Pirinen3, Ana Sušac2, Antti Lehtinen3, Andreas Müller4, and Pascal Klein1 — 1U Göttingen, Germany — 2U Zagreb, Croatia — 3U Jyväskylä, Finland — 4U Geneva, Switzerland
As physics laboratory courses are an integral part of studying physics, many approaches have been pursued to evaluate their quality, e.g., regarding the improvement of conceptual understanding, the students' motivation, or the acquisition of adequate concepts about experimental physics. So far, most approaches either evaluate laboratory courses in its entirety like a course evaluation or focus on the students' development of (specific) competencies. However, even though experimental tasks are the backbone of any laboratory course concept, specific instruments to evaluate single experimental tasks are missing. Both approaches mentioned above are unsuitable for that aim since typical laboratory courses consist of multiple tasks and the development of competencies takes place on a larger time scale than the execution of single tasks. Thus, as part of the EU-co-funded DigiPhysLab-project (Developing Digital Physics Laboratory Work for Distance Learning), we developed a questionnaire to explicitly evaluate the quality of a single experimental task. The questionnaire has been discursively developed and softly validated within our project group and is now available in four languages. In the contribution, we share our ideas behind and our experiences with the use of this instrument for piloting experimental tasks that were developed in the scope of the DigiPhysLab-project.