ERIC Number: EJ580523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Exploring Conceptual Change in Genetics Using a Multidimensional Interpretive Framework.
Venville, Grady J.; Treagust, David F.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v35 n9 p1031-55 Nov 1998
Changes in grade 10 students' (n=79) conceptions of genes during genetics instruction was studied from multiple perspectives. Ontologically, most students moved from passive to active models of genes. Affectively, students were interested in genetics but unmotivated by microscopic mechanistic explanations; however, teaching approaches were simplistic. Epistemologically, most students held intelligible or plausible--but not fruitful--conceptions. Contains 43 references. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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