ERIC Number: EJ654852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Scientific Investigations, Metaphorical Gestures, and the Emergence of Abstract Scientific Concepts.
Roth, W. -M.; Lawless, D.
Learning and Instruction, v12 n3 p285-304 2002
Findings from a large database on student learning (videotapes over 10 years in 10 elementary and secondary school classrooms) show that when students engage in conversations in the presence of material objects, these objects provide a phenomenal background against which students can enact metaphorical gestures that embody entities that are conceptual and abstract. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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