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ERIC Number: EJ1002356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Where Cognitive Conflict Arises from?: The Structure of Creating Cognitive Conflict
Lee, Gyoungho; Yi, Jinseog
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v11 n3 p601-623 Jun 2013
In this study, our basic contention was that it is essential for researchers to answer the question, "Where does cognitive conflict really arise from?" with more precision than has heretofore been attempted. First, we examined how the term "cognitive conflict" has been treated in the existing literature and try to pinpoint some difficulties, related to inexplicitness or imprecision. Second, we investigated the students' resources that cause cognitive conflict in learning gravitational potential energy. Finally, we illustrated the structure of creating cognitive conflict by using a framework of knowledge and belief, and we explained how students locate their resources, interact with those resources, and so create cognitive conflict. We also discuss how identifying the structure of creating cognitive conflict helps us understand and address the issue of students' cognitive conflicts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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