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ERIC Number: EJ797481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Sociocultural Frameworks of Conceptual Change: Implications for Teaching and Learning in Museums
Adams, Jennifer D.; Tran, Lynn U.; Gupta, Preeti; Creedon-O'Hurley, Helen
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v3 n2 p435-449 Jul 2008
This article presents a metalogue discussion about the two focus articles and the six associated review essays on the topic of conceptual change as it applies to research, and science teaching and learning in museum settings. Through the lenses of a sociocultural perspectives of learning we examine the applicability of the ideas presented in the forum for museums and museum educators. First we reflect on the role that emotions can play in concept development; second, we reflect on the role of language, talk, and gestures to concept development and conceptual change in the short-lived nature of experiences and conversations in museums; and third, we consider the nature of objects as representations of science content in museum settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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