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ERIC Number: EJ825390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0046-1520
Rethinking the Role of Resubsumption in Conceptual Change
Shtulman, Andrew
Educational Psychologist, v44 n1 p41-47 Jan 2009
Why is conceptual change difficult yet possible? Ohlsson (2009/this issue) proposes that the answer can be found in the dynamics of resubsumption, or the process by which a domain of experience is resubsumed under an intuitive theory originally constructed to explain some other domain of experience. Here, it is argued that conceptual change is difficult in two distinct senses--that is, difficult to initiate and difficult to complete--and that Ohlsson's proposal addresses the latter but not the former. The implications of this argument for how conceptual change might be best facilitated in the science classroom are discussed as well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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