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International Journal of Science Education
written by J. J. A. Smit and Menahem Finegold
A study was conducted to determine how 200 pre-service physical science teachers in South Africa and Namibia interpreted the word "model" in a physics context.  Many interpreted the term as a physical construct rather than as an abstract idea.  This confusion exacerbated difficulties with the interpretation of physical models for light.
International Journal of Science Education: Volume 17, Issue 5, Pages 621-634
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10.1080/0950069950170506
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0950-0693
Keywords:
Namibia, South Africa, model, physical science teachers
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J. Smit and M. Finegold, Int. J. Sci. Educ. 17 (5), 621 (1995), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950069950170506).
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J. Smit and M. Finegold, Models in Physics: Perceptions Held by Prospective Physical Science Teachers Studying at South African Universities Int. J. Sci. Educ. 17 (5), 621 (1995), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950069950170506>.
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Smit, J., & Finegold, M. (1995). Models in Physics: Perceptions Held by Prospective Physical Science Teachers Studying at South African Universities. Int. J. Sci. Educ., 17(5), 621-634. Retrieved July 26, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950069950170506
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Smit, J. J. A., and Menahem Finegold. "Models in Physics: Perceptions Held by Prospective Physical Science Teachers Studying at South African Universities." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 17, no. 5, (1995): 621-634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950069950170506 (accessed 26 July 2014).
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Smit, J. J. A., and Menahem Finegold. "Models in Physics: Perceptions Held by Prospective Physical Science Teachers Studying at South African Universities." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 17.5 (1995): 621-634. 26 July 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950069950170506>.
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