Enseñanza por cambio conceptual: de la física clásica a la relatividad
In this article the possibility of learning through conceptual change and the best way to achieve this aim, are discussed. This teaching needs to have certain specific features and ensure that the debate in the classroom is focused on the explicit ideas of the students, whose conceptual difficulties must be taken into account with considerable care. To obtain those results, we are to give critical importance to the explanation and justification of ideas, debates must be metacognitive and professors should share discussion in an active and diversified role. One example of this way of teaching is introduced in this article concerning the conceptual change required to pass from classical to relativistic physics.