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Teaching direct current theory using a field model

Stocklmayer, Susan

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Principles of direct current have long been recognised in the literature as presenting difficulties for learners. Most of these difficulties have been reported in the context of the traditional electron flow model. In this paper, an alternative approach for high school students using a field model is explored. Findings from a range of short pilot trials using this approach are described. These preliminary findings indicate that the field model, as an alternative approach to teaching about...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/38742
Source: International Journal of Science Education
DOI: 10.1080/09500690903575748

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