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ERIC Number: ED406171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 20
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Learning Process Studies in Physics: A Review of Concepts and Results.
Niedderer, Hans
Investigations of changes of conceptions during physics instruction are the logical and necessary next step to follow the successful international research on students' pre-instructional conceptions. This paper reviews theoretical issues, selected content-specific results, and general hypotheses. It is oriented towards explicit cognitive descriptions related to contents of physics, coming to cognitive states and cognitive processes. Some evidence is given for "intermediate conceptions", mainly as a result of self-development of the cognitive systems of students. Further aspects described include a different view on the final state of the cognitive system after teaching, and a differentiation of "conceptual change" towards learning as formation of additional cognitive structures versus learning as the change of qualities of structures already there. Contains 42 references. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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