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Year 12 students' mental models of the nature of light

Hubber, Peter 2006, Year 12 students' mental models of the nature of light, Research in science education, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 419-439, doi: 10.1007/s11165-006-9013-x.

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Title Year 12 students' mental models of the nature of light
Author(s) Hubber, PeterORCID iD for Hubber, Peter
Journal name Research in science education
Volume number 36
Issue number 4
Start page 419
End page 439
Publisher Springer-Verlag Dordrecht
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publication date 2006-12
ISSN 0157-244X
Keyword(s) case study
interpretive research methodology
mental models
scientific models
secondary school
teaching and learning models of light
teacher researcher
Summary This article reports on the third year of a three-year longitudinal investigation into six secondary students' understanding of optics at a secondary school level. In the third year of this investigation the students, who by now were in Year 12, underwent a teaching sequence that centred on the teaching and learning of physical optics and quantum ideas. The students' mental models of the nature of light were explored prior to, and following this teaching sequence. The researcher took on the dual roles of teacher and researcher. This paper will outline the findings of the third year of this study and the implications they have for the teaching and learning of optics at secondary school level.
Notes Published online: 14 June 2006
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11165-006-9013-x
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2006
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