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ERIC Number: EJ1020731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1305-8223
Integrating Effective Pedagogies in Science Education with a Design of Alternative Experiments on Electromagnetics
Zhou, Shaona; Yeung, Yau-Yuen; Wang, Yanlin; Wang, Xiaojun; Xiao, Hua
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v10 n1 p13-21 Feb 2014
Learning electromagnetics often involves dealing with problems with strong mathematical skills or thinking about problems in abstract and multiple spaces. Moreover, many students are often unable to explain some related physical phenomena using the appropriate electromagnetic principles. In this paper, we report on integrating two effective pedagogies in science education. Those were STS (science, technology and society) instruction and guided discovery approach by designing some alternative experiments on electromagnetics at university undergraduate level. Based on a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system, three sets of scientific investigation activities are specifically designed for helping undergraduate physics and engineering students explore the electromagnetic phenomena in real-world situations and acquire a better understanding of the inter-relationship amongst science, technology and society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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