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ERIC Number: EJ765919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 91
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
The Contribution of the Theory of Relation to Knowledge to Understanding Students' Engagement in Learning Physics
Venturini, Patrice
International Journal of Science Education, v29 n9 p1065-1088 Jul 2007
The issue of students' engagement in learning physics has generally been analysed in science education research using attitudes towards science, or motivation to learn science. However, the corresponding studies have their limitations. Therefore, the object of this paper is to present and to analyse an alternative to these theoretical approaches; namely the "relation to knowledge", which has been used more and more in the past 10 years in French-speaking educational research. The description and discussion of the broad outlines of this theory, of the associated methodology, and of the obtained results regarding the learning of physics will show the significance of this approach and its limits, as well as the perspectives that it opens. (Contains 15 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France