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ERIC Number: EJ847933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1609-4913
Historical Models and Science Instruction: A Cross-Cultural Analysis Based on Students' Views
Liu, Shu-Chiu
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v7 n2 Article 1 Dec 2006
The paper is an extended work from a previous study on Taiwanese and German students' conceptions of the universe (Liu, 2005). The study revealed that students discuss astronomical events and entities based on a mental model of universe and their models of the universe seem to have similar underlying principles with historical ones. In present paper, the author seeks to further analyze historical models of the two different cultural contexts, and elaborate the instructional use of these historical material based on students' views. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Taiwan