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Voutsina, Lambrini; Ravanis, Konstantinos – Themes in Science and Technology Education, 2011
This study documents the mental representations of magnetism constructed by students aged 15-17 and attempts to investigate whether these display the characteristics of models with an inner cohesiveness and constancy; whether they share common features with typical historical models of the Sciences; and whether they evolve through conventional…
Descriptors: Physics, Science History, Magnets, Scientific Concepts