• Jenaro Guisasola
  • Jose Manuel AlmudiEmail author
  • Mikel Ceberio
  • Jose Luis Zubimendi


This study examines the didactic suitability of introducing a teaching sequence when teaching the concept of magnetic fields within introductory physics courses at the university level. This instructional sequence was designed taking into account students’ common conceptions, an analysis of the course content, and the history of the development of ideas about magnetic fields. The evaluation is undertaken by comparing the results with a control group using written questionnaires and analyzing recordings of class discussion. The results show that the elements within the sequence help students to reconcile an overall description with field analysis of magnetic interactions.

Key words

designing instructional sequences student learning teaching of magnetic fields 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jenaro Guisasola
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jose Manuel Almudi
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Mikel Ceberio
    • 1
    • 3
  • Jose Luis Zubimendi
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.University of the Basque CountrySan SebastianSpain
  2. 2.Escuela Universitaria Politécnica San SebastianSan SebastianSpain
  3. 3.Escuela Universitaria de Ingenieria Tecnica Industrial BilbaoSan SebastianSpain

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