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ERIC Number: ED449184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 33
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Characteristics in Restructuring High School Students' Frameworks of Gaseous Kinetics in Korea: A Psychological Point of View.
Cho, In-Young; Park, Hyun-Ju; Choi, Byung-Soon
This study was conducted to describe in detail Korean students' conceptual change learning processes in the study of kinetic theory of gases. The study was interpretive, using multiple data sources to achieve a triangulation of data. Three students from a public high school for boys served as representative cases. How epistemological aspect and the psychological component of conceptual ecology influenced concept change for these students was studied. The most influential component of conceptual ecology differed according to the conceptual type of the student. There is a need to view both the epistemological and psychological aspects of conceptual change as simultaneously independent and reciprocal and as generated and developed while interacting with each other. The results of this study suggest that conceptual ecology cannot be described from just one point of view. This finding is related to the constructional principle of an individual learner's intellectual environment and the individual's history of learning. (Contains 6 figures, 3 tables, and 15 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea