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Models in the teaching of physics

J. J. A. Smit
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 17, No 4 | a705 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v17i4.705 | © 1998 J. J. A. Smit | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 July 1998 | Published: 12 July 1998

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J. J. A. Smit,, South Africa

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The role of models in the teaching of physics has been recognised since die early eighties. At present the emphasis in teaching is on the quantitative aspects of physics. Insufficient attention is paid to the qualitative aspects. The consequence is that high school pupils university students and even teachers have problems to understand physics.


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