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ERIC Number: EJ608703
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Epistemological Resources for Thought Experimentation in Science Learning.
Reiner, Miriam; Gilbert, John
International Journal of Science Education, v22 n5 p489-506 May 2000
Suggests that scientific thought experiments (TEs) draw upon three epistemological resources: conceptual-logical inferences, visual imagery, and bodily-motor experience. Argues that TEs are powerful because of students' thought capabilities related to imagination and visual imagery. Claims that TEs are not currently exploited by school learning environments. (Contains 51 references.) (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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