• A Mistake Based Approach Probing Students' Understanding of PV-Type Work in Thermodynamics

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      Thermodynamics, PV-type work, student conception studies, new ways of learning, undergraduate education, repository of mistakes.

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      There are several concepts in molecular thermodynamics whicheasily befuddle students. PV-type work done, presents onesuch example. Classifying the systematic mistakes made bystudents in response to a concept-based question on workdone in thermodynamics, and sharing them across a publicforum results in a paradigm of learning called the ‘mistakebased approach’. This approach is a subset of a populargenre in science education known as ‘student conceptionstudies’. It extends beyond thermodynamics itself, is particularlyamenable to undergraduate education and applies tomultiple disciplines of science and beyond.

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      Raghunath O Ramabhadran1

      1. Department of Chemistry, IISER Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517 507, India.
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  • Resonance – Journal of Science Education | News

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