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Borges, A. Tarciso; Gilbert, John K. – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Investigates the mental models that people construct about magnetic phenomena. Involves students, physics teachers, engineers, and practitioners. Proposes five models following a progression from simple description to a field model. Contains 28 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning), Electricity
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Mortimer, Eduardo Fleury – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Analyzes talk among students on videotaped recordings from a teaching sequence on the particle model. Emphasizes the role of two types of discourse and epistemological and ontological obstacles in the construction of scientific meanings in the classroom. Contains 41 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning), Discourse Analysis, Discussion (Teaching Technique)