Shirish Pathare


About me:

I am a PhD student as well as a Scientific Officer at HBCSE. My research topic falls under the category of Physics Education. The topic is “Investigating students' alternative conceptions in elementary thermodynamics and developing and testing activity-based modules to address them”. I studied students' alternative conceptions in heat and temperature, heat transfer mechanisms, thermal equilibrium and first law of thermodynamics. I developed activity-based modules on two topics namely thermal equilibrium and the first law of thermodynamics and studied the effectiveness of these modules in addressing students' alternative conceptions/difficulties in the topics.
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