ERIC Number: EJ263655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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A Case Study of Conceptual Change in Special Relativity: The Influence of Prior Knowledge in Learning.
Hewson, Peter W.
European Journal of Science Education, v4 n1 p61-78 Jan-Mar 1982
Results of a case study (one graduate physics tutor) demonstrate that a person's conceptions, which include metaphysical commitments, play a significant role in the way s/he understands complex subject matter such as Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. (Author/SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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