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ERIC Number: EJ279908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
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Personal Experience and the Construction of Knowledge in Science.
Pope, Maureen; Gilbert, John
Science Education, v67 n2 p193-203 Apr 1983
Discusses alternative perspectives on nature of knowledge and psychological development, relating these to science instruction. Indicates that significant learning occurs if facts have personal relevance, suggesting that a cultural transmission approach to teaching/knowledge dominates science education which neglects the role of students' personal experiences in their construction of knowledge. (JN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)