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ERIC Number: EJ781583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Sounding Off and Lighting Up
Lawrence, Ian
Physics Education, v43 n1 p62-67 Jan 2008
Teaching about light and sound is to teach about the processes of hearing and seeing. In considering the kinds of leading questions that we might ask in teaching, I suggest that a rethinking of how we consider the contribution of the energetic descriptions to this area will probably help to make these questions more fruitful. A subtly changed focus to a teacher's questioning will: allow more coherence across these and other topics; make more of the fundamental model; do less to lead learners off up some well-explored wrong tracks; and do more to exploit everyday experiences and concerns. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom