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ERIC Number: EJ1039144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Teaching about Energy: From Everyday to Scientific Understandings
Millar, Robin
School Science Review, v96 n354 p45-50 Sep 2014
A key challenge in designing a teaching programme on energy is in deciding how best to deal with the differences in how the word "energy" is used and understood in everyday discourse and in science. Many of the most important decisions and choices about energy matters, both for individuals and society, can be adequately understood from an everyday perspective. This raises the question of the appropriate balance in the curriculum between the everyday and scientific views of energy, and of why, when and how we should try to move students on from an everyday understanding of energy towards the scientific understanding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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