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What microscopic explanations can students give about the electric current?

Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2020    |    PP. 8-17    |PDF (744 K)|    Pub. Date: August 16, 2020
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Kountouriotis Georgios, Secondary Education, 4th GE. L. Kavalas
Mihas Pavlos, Democritus University of Thrace, PITD

In this paper we present views of the students of the Alexandroupolis Department of Elementary Education, on the electric current at a microscopic level as they emerged through their written answers to an extensive questionnaire which included mostly open questions. From our research, which is quantitative and follows a more limited qualitative research, it appears that the vast majority of students are unable to give microscopic explanations of electrical phenomena that are in line with the scientific model.

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Kountouriotis Georgios, Mihas Pavlos, What microscopic explanations can students give about the electric current?, SCIREA Journal of Education. Vol. 5 , No. 1 , 2020 , pp. 8 - 17 .


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