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Identification of misconceptions governed by emergent phenomena in photovoltaics content using the Delphi Method

Katherine G. Nelson, Sarah K. Brem, Jenefer Husman

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Abstract

With the emphasis and growth of solar energy, there is a rising need to educate students to perform in PV engineering. However, the curriculum for PV Engineering has not been well-articulated - needing both a focus on what that content is, and also what learning challenges students face when they learn it. Misconceptions, primarily those resulting from a limited understanding of emergent phenomena, can act as significant barriers to learning, and as such should be considered in curriculum development. The purpose of this work-in-progress is to use the Delphi Method to identify emergent phenomena in PV that is critical to the understanding of PV, while highlighting the resulting misconceptions that can result when students learn this content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2012Oct 6 2012

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Other42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period10/3/1210/6/12

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Keywords

  • complexity
  • delphi
  • emergent processes
  • misconceptions
  • photovoltaics
  • semiconductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Education

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Nelson, K. G., Brem, S. K., & Husman, J. (2012). Work in progress: Identification of misconceptions governed by emergent phenomena in photovoltaics content using the Delphi Method. In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE [6462382] https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462382

Work in progress : Identification of misconceptions governed by emergent phenomena in photovoltaics content using the Delphi Method. / Nelson, Katherine G.; Brem, Sarah K.; Husman, Jenefer.

Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2012. 6462382.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nelson, KG, Brem, SK & Husman, J 2012, Work in progress: Identification of misconceptions governed by emergent phenomena in photovoltaics content using the Delphi Method. in Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE., 6462382, 42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012, Seattle, WA, United States, 10/3/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462382
Nelson, Katherine G. ; Brem, Sarah K. ; Husman, Jenefer. / Work in progress : Identification of misconceptions governed by emergent phenomena in photovoltaics content using the Delphi Method. Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2012.
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