ERIC Number: EJ636059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Shifting Sands: A Case Study of Conceptual Development as Competition between Alternative Conceptions.
Taber, Keith S.
International Journal of Science Education, v23 n7 p731-53 Jul 2001
Conceptual development may be described in terms of a gradual shift in which one of several alternative explanatory principles is the learner's preferred choice. Illustrates the long-term nature of conceptual change as a learner comes to see the limitations of one explanatory framework and the scope for exploring and developing another. (Contains 61 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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