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International Journal of Science Education
written by Mike Arnold and Robin Millar
This paper reports on the development and implementation of an introductory course on electric circuits based on a constructivist model of curriculum development and teaching. Post-instruction interviews showed improved pupil understanding of several important basic concepts. The constructivist approach appeared to provide a viable and satisfactory basis for teachers' classroom decision making and for the structuring and sequencing of activities as the course progressed.
International Journal of Science Education: Volume 9, Issue 5, Pages 553-563
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Education Practices
- Curriculum Development
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- Pedagogy
Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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© 1987 Taylor & Francis Group
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DOI:
10.1080/0950069870090505
Keywords:
circuits, constructivist model, current, curriculum development, misconceptions
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Metadata instance created June 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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September 23, 2007 by Lyle Barbato
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October 1, 1987
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M. Arnold and R. Millar, , Int. J. Sci. Educ. 9 (5), 553 (1987), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1080/0950069870090505).
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M. Arnold and R. Millar, Being constructive: An alternative approach to the teaching of introductory ideas in electricity, Int. J. Sci. Educ. 9 (5), 553 (1987), <https://doi.org/10.1080/0950069870090505>.
APA Format
Arnold, M., & Millar, R. (1987, October 1). Being constructive: An alternative approach to the teaching of introductory ideas in electricity. Int. J. Sci. Educ., 9(5), 553-563. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1080/0950069870090505
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Arnold, Mike, and Robin Millar. "Being constructive: An alternative approach to the teaching of introductory ideas in electricity." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 9, no. 5, (October 1, 1987): 553-563, https://doi.org/10.1080/0950069870090505 (accessed 18 June 2024).
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Arnold, Mike, and Robin Millar. "Being constructive: An alternative approach to the teaching of introductory ideas in electricity." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 9.5 (1987): 553-563. 18 June 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1080/0950069870090505>.
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