Scott, J. & Harlow, A. (2012). Identification of threshold concepts involved in early electronics: Some new methods and results. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education (AJEE), 18(1), 1-8.
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This manuscript reports the threshold concepts identified over a two-year study in early circuits and electronics courses. Some novel methods have been used to improve confidence in the identification process. We also identify some concepts, potentially threshold, that ought to have been mastered in high-school physics courses but that are often absent from student repertoires. Weak understanding of these underlying concepts may be a confusing factor for researchers in their search for threshold concepts as well as an additional source of trouble for students of electronics.
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