Definition of historical models of gene function and their relation to students’ understanding of genetics

@article{Gericke2007DefinitionOH,
  title={Definition of historical models of gene function and their relation to students’ understanding of genetics},
  author={Niklas Gericke and Mariana Hagberg},
  journal={Science \& Education},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={849-881}
}
Models are often used when teaching science. In this paper historical models and students’ ideas about genetics are compared. The historical development of the scientific idea of the gene and its function is described and categorized into five historical models of gene function. Differences and similarities between these historical models are made explicit. Internal and external consistency problems between the models are identified and discussed. From the consistency analysis seven… Expand
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