ERIC Number: EJ607147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Multiple Frameworks?: Evidence of Manifold Conceptions in Individual Cognitive Structure.
Taber, Keith S.
International Journal of Science Education, v22 n4 p399-417 Apr 2000
Reports that learners' alternative ideas in science may be coherent, stable, and theory-like. Studies how a learner can simultaneously hold several alternative explanatory schemes, each of which is persistent over time and applied coherently across a wide range of overlapping contexts. Concludes that the manifold nature of learners' conceptions may be the key to modeling conceptual development. (Contains 71 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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