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ERIC Number: EJ1004210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Qualitative Quantitative and Experimental Concept Possession, Criteria for Identifying Conceptual Change in Science Education
Lappi, Otto
Science & Education, v22 n6 p1347-1359 Jun 2013
Students sometimes misunderstand or misinterpret scientific content because of persistent misconceptions that need to be overcome by science education--a learning process typically called conceptual change. The acquisition of scientific content matter thus requires a transformation of the initial knowledge-state of a common-sense picture of the world to an outcome state of a scientific conception articulated with scientific concepts, which the learner did not possess prior to learning. This paper introduces a taxonomy based on the idea that multiple operational criteria are needed to evaluate conceptual change into scientific concepts. Three sets of criteria--qualitative, quantitative and experimental--are identified, and their interrelations in the process of conceptual change are explored.
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Language: English
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