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ERIC Number: ED491549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
An Application of Conceptual Change Approaches to Cultural Issues among High School Students
Fardanesh, Hashem
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Conceptual change as the foundation of meaningful learning is discussed and applied to the change in the context of cultural issues among high school students. Cultural issues are envisioned as the repertory of internal cognitive structure of individuals that shapes the foundations of their attitudinal and behavioural functioning. Each one of the four different conceptual change models claim to be the best explaining model for this phenomenon. A field study using a questionnaire was conducted to seek out: 1) the model(s) that best describe the process of conceptual change; 2) ranking of cultural issues among students; and 3) which cultural issues are most crucial to high school students. Findings show that: 1) Chi and Roscoe's, and Disessa's model of conceptual change best describe the changes students experienced during the past year; 2) ranking of cultural issues starts with Economical and ends with Aesthetic issues: and, 3) Economical, Individual, and Family issues were subject to radical change during the past year. Some educational implications of the findings concludes the report. (Contains 6 tables and 4 figures.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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