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ERIC Number: EJ1041827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
What Makes the Difference? Teachers Explore What Must Be Taught and What Must Be Learned in Order to Understand the Particulate Character of Matter
Vikström, Anna
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v25 n6 p709-727 Oct 2014
The concept of matter, especially its particulate nature, is acknowledged as being one of the key concept areas in learning science. Within the framework of learning studies and variation theory, and with results from science education research as a starting point, six lower secondary school science teachers tried to enhance students' learning by exploring what must be learnt in order to understand the concept in specific way. It was found that variation theory was a useful guiding principle when teachers are engaged in pedagogical design, analysis of lessons, and evaluation of students learning, as well as a valuable tool for adapting research results into practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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