Work in progress: 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 publication2012 Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSoaring to New Heights in Engineering Education, FIE 2012 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2012Oct 6 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

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

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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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 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference: Soaring to New Heights in Engineering Education, FIE 2012 - Proceedings [6462382] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462382