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ERIC Number: EJ1028647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Exploring the Link between Cognitive Processes and Learning from Refutational Text
McCrudden, Matthew T.; Kendeou, Panayiota
Journal of Research in Reading, v37 suppl pS116-S140 Mar 2014
The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate the cognitive processes used by individuals who read a refutational text about physics and demonstrated conceptual change learning. Four high school readers whose initial conceptions differed from the scientific conception of Newton's first law thought aloud while reading a refutational text. After reading, they completed a post-test and participated in an in-depth interview in which they were asked to provide interpretations of their think-aloud comments. Qualitative analysis revealed that readers used a variety of cognitive processes during reading and their incorrect conceptions were revised to be more in line with the scientific conception explained in the text. The findings were consistent with the "co-activation hypothesis", which predicts that refutational texts can induce cognitive conflict and facilitate conceptual change learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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