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ERIC Number: EJ797482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Some Sociological Ideas for Conceptual Change Research
Smardon, Regina
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v3 n2 p363-371 Jul 2008
This review takes a critical position with regards to Treagust and Duit's article, "Conceptual Change: A discussion of theoretical methodological and practical challenges for science education." It is proposed that conceptual change research in science education might benefit from borrowing concepts currently being developed in the sociology of emotions. It is further suggested that the study of social interaction within evolving emotional cultures is the most promising avenue for developing and extending theories about conceptual change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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