Students’ Views on Physics Teaching at a Distance in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic

Constantina Stefanidou 1 * , Kyriakos Kyriakou 1, Achilleas Mandrikas 1, Ioanna Stavrou 1, Constantine Skordoulis 1
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1 Department of Primary Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, GREECE
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EUR J SCI MATH ED, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp. 284-297. https://doi.org/10.30935/scimath/11880
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This study aimed at mapping high school students’ views from several schools of Athens on physics teaching at a distance that took place due to COVID-19 pandemic during the school year 2020-2021. For this purpose, 197 students completed a questionnaire that included 14 closed-ended questions and two open-ended questions. Findings revealed that most students had a negative view on physics distance course and particularly they emphasized on problems related to the home environment, to inter-connection, to lack of teacher-student, and student-student communication, to decreased concentration and to decreased experimental activities. However, several students found and pointed out some positive elements from the long period of distance education that referred either to the teaching of physics or to general topics. Such positive elements are the increased use of audio-visual material, which contributed to the understanding of the concepts and processes of physics, and which could be adopted in the teaching of physics more broadly, and not only in the distance education.

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Stefanidou, C., Kyriakou, K., Mandrikas, A., Stavrou, I., & Skordoulis, C. (2022). Students’ Views on Physics Teaching at a Distance in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic. European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 10(3), 284-297. https://doi.org/10.30935/scimath/11880

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