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ERIC Number: EJ538086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0885-2014
Mental Models of the Earth, Sun, and Moon: Indian Children's Cosmologies.
Samaragungavan, Ala; And Others
Cognitive Development, v11 n4 p491-521 Oct-Dec 1996
Study reports data on the acquisition of knowledge about astronomy in children from India, and the cosmological models they construct. Found that Indian children's cosmologies honor a variety of implicit assumptions governing the construction of initial cosmological models and that folk models are also incorporated to provide a psychologically easier way of satisfying first-order constraints. (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India