ERIC Number: EJ797468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
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Compatibility between Cultural Studies and Conceptual Change in Science Education: There Is More to Acknowledge than to Fight Straw Men!
Treagust, David F.; Duit, Reinders
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v3 n2 p387-395 Jul 2008
In this response, we attempt to clarify our position on conceptual change, state our position on mental models being a viable construct to represent learning, indicate important issues from the social cultural perspective that can inform our work on conceptual change and lastly comment on issues that we consider to be straw men. Above all we argue that there is no best theory of teaching and learning and argue for a multiple perspective approach to understanding science teaching and learning.
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Cultural Influences, Learning Theories, Educational Theories, Science Education
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