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ERIC Number: EJ1039995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Incorporating Poeticality into the Teaching of Physics
Pantidos, Panagiotis; Ravanis, Konstantinos; Valakas, Kostas; Vitoratos, Evangelos
Science & Education, v23 n3 p621-642 Mar 2014
This study examines how focusing on the notion of "poeticality" (poetical forms) can provide functional insights with respect to the narrativeness of physics teaching. From this perspective, through both a meaning-making and aesthetic approach, this article explores how vehicles such as verse and rhetorical figures--metaphor, irony, litotes, hyperbole, antithesis and paradox--can create written and oral texts for the teaching of physics, using a language with poetic significance. This standpoint exists in parallel with an increasingly acknowledged fact in the field of science education, i.e., that the context and particularly the modes of representation potentially affect students' comprehension. In this way, science education is allowed to escape the dominance of the cognitive paradigm and to concentrate on the study of students' conceptualisations in relation to the modalities used to shape meanings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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