Thinking about actions to take(Suggestions)



There's a good chance you could improve your teaching if you were to:

Try these

  • thinking about electrical loops
  • linking what you do in setting up a loop to your reasoning about the circuit
  • using model to mean a toolkit for thinking with that is capable of generating predictions
  • reasoning about electrical loops as complete systems
  • reasoning about parallel circuits as two complete loops
  • being consistent in how you draw circuits
  • Teacher Tip: Work through the Physics Narrative to find these lines of thinking worked out and then look in the Teaching Approaches for some examples of activities.

    Avoid these

  • using sequential models, such as donation models
  • conflating energy shifting and charge flowing
  • electrical energy
  • Teacher Tip: These difficulties are distilled from: the research findings; the practice of well-connected teachers with expertise; issues intrinsic to representing the physics well.



    Prepare for teaching across the topic using these links

    topic kitset topic path core ideas (topic) decisions to make (topic) suggestions (for the topic) topic issues



    This is a nugget in the TL thread – connect all three threads from any link

    Physics Narrative (PN) Teaching & Learning Issues(TL) Teaching Approaches(TA)

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