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Journal of Research in Science Teaching
written by Patricia Heller and Fred Finley
Fourteen elementary and middle school teachers from an inservice physics course were found to share a common core of strongly held propositions that formed a coherent, but incorrect and contradictory, model of the sequential flow of electrical current. Theoretical and practical implications of these teachers' beliefs with respect to both instructional techniques and curriculum design are discussed. (17 references)
Journal of Research in Science Teaching: Volume 29, Issue 3, Pages 259-275
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Education Foundations
- Alternative Conceptions
- Sample Population
= Instructor: In-service
- Middle School
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= Research study
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© 1992 Journal of Research in Science Teaching
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1783131
DOI:
10.1002/tea.3660290306
ISSN Number:
0022-4308
Keywords:
Electric Circuits, Electricity, Inservice Teacher Education, Misconceptions, Teacher Beliefs Study, current flow, electrical current flow
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P. Heller and F. Finley, J. Res. Sci. Teaching 29 (3), 259 (1992), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.3660290306).
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P. Heller and F. Finley, Variable Uses of Alternative Conceptions: A Case Study in Current Electricity, J. Res. Sci. Teaching 29 (3), 259 (1992), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.3660290306>.
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Heller, P., & Finley, F. (1992). Variable Uses of Alternative Conceptions: A Case Study in Current Electricity. J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 29(3), 259-275. Retrieved December 15, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.3660290306
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Heller, Patricia, and Fred Finley. "Variable Uses of Alternative Conceptions: A Case Study in Current Electricity." J. Res. Sci. Teaching. 29, no. 3, (1992): 259-275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.3660290306 (accessed 15 December 2017).
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Heller, Patricia, and Fred Finley. "Variable Uses of Alternative Conceptions: A Case Study in Current Electricity." J. Res. Sci. Teaching 29.3 (1992): 259-275. 15 Dec. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.3660290306>.
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