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ERIC Number: EJ652786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
The Role of Metaphor in Scientific Epistemology: A Constructivist Perspective and Consequences for Science Education.
Quale, Andreas
Science and Education, v11 n5 p443-57 Sep 2002
Examines the role played by metaphor in supporting and conditioning thinking about theoretical models of learning in science education. With special reference to von Glasersfeld's theory of radical constructivism, suggests that much of the controversy appearing in the academic discussion of this theory stems from the injudicious use of metaphors of "truth" and "reality". (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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