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Abstract Title: Magnetism 2.0: Concept and Evaluation of a Multimedia Learning Environment
Abstract: The topic of magnetism fascinates people already since 2000 years and has always been an inherent part of curricula in physics education. Based on the properties of static textbooks the dynamic processes of magnetism were excluded in the present models. This fact is a problem in the understanding of magnetic phenomena and the compatibility of existing models with current scientific research in physics. Such a dynamic model of magnetism could be provided with the help of a multimedia learning environment (iBook) and usage of scientific methods for the visualization of magnetism (MOKE, MFM) on school level. To identify essential properties of such model, the knowledge of physics teachers about magnetism and interesting applications of magnetism for school a questionnaire has been developed and a teacher survey has been conducted. Considering the results of this survey and notable perceptions of physics education research regarding the existing models a first prototype of multimedia textbook was developed.
Abstract Type: Symposium Poster
Targeted Session: Using technology to enhance physics teaching: Research-based technology innovations

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Daniel Laumann
Münster University
Institut für Didaktik der Physik
Wilhelm-Klemm Str. 10
Münster, 48149
Phone: 0251 - 83 - 39335