Students' conceptions about the sense of smell

Publikation: Beiträge in SammelwerkenAufsätze in KonferenzbändenForschungbegutachtet


Topics addressing everyday phenomena, such as sensory perception, are particularly conducive for the development of students’ conceptions. Whilst some studies have investigated students’ conceptions about the senses of sight and hearing, research regarding students’ conceptions about the sense of smell is still missing. Therefore, we conducted an explorative study in which we interviewed six secondary science students. By applying qualitative content analysis, we found that students had a basic understanding of the sense of smell and its functions. However, we identified the inappropriate conception that smell would be forwarded directly from nose to brain without any further processing.
TitelProject-based Education and other Student-activation Strategies and Issues in Science Education XIX. : Conference proceedings
HerausgeberMartin Rusek, Martina Tóthová
Anzahl der Seiten9
VerlagCharles University
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 2022
VeranstaltungProject-based and other activating strategies and issues of science education - PBE 2021 - Virtual
Dauer: 04.11.202105.11.2021

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