Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Students framing of laboratory exercises using infrared cameras
Uppsala University, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Learning, Aesthetics, Natural science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Realgymnasiet, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Media and Information Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8888-6843
2015 (English)In: Physical Review Special Topics : Physics Education Research, ISSN 1554-9178, E-ISSN 1554-9178, Vol. 11, no 2, 020127- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Thermal science is challenging for students due to its largely imperceptible nature. Handheld infrared cameras offer a pedagogical opportunity for students to see otherwise invisible thermal phenomena. In the present study, a class of upper secondary technology students (N = 30) partook in four IR-camera laboratory activities, designed around the predict-observe-explain approach of White and Gunstone. The activities involved central thermal concepts that focused on heat conduction and dissipative processes such as friction and collisions. Students interactions within each activity were videotaped and the analysis focuses on how a purposefully selected group of three students engaged with the exercises. As the basis for an interpretative study, a "thick" narrative description of the students epistemological and conceptual framing of the exercises and how they took advantage of the disciplinary affordance of IR cameras in the thermal domain is provided. Findings include that the students largely shared their conceptual framing of the four activities, but differed among themselves in their epistemological framing, for instance, in how far they found it relevant to digress from the laboratory instructions when inquiring into thermal phenomena. In conclusion, the study unveils the disciplinary affordances of infrared cameras, in the sense of their use in providing access to knowledge about macroscopic thermal science.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AMER PHYSICAL SOC , 2015. Vol. 11, no 2, 020127- p.
National Category
Educational Sciences Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122657DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.11.020127ISI: 000363245100001OAI: diva2:871724
Available from: 2015-11-16 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2015-12-08

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(933 kB)40 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 933 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Jeppsson, FredrikSchönborn, Konrad
By organisation
Learning, Aesthetics, Natural scienceFaculty of Arts and SciencesMedia and Information TechnologyFaculty of Science & Engineering
In the same journal
Physical Review Special Topics : Physics Education Research
Educational SciencesElectrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 40 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 141 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link