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Rundgren, Carl-Johan; Hirsch, Richard; Tibell, Lena A. E. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The study reported in this article investigated the use of metaphors by upper secondary and tertiary students while learning a specific content area in molecular life science, protein function. Terms and expressions in science can be used in such precise and general senses that they are totally dissociated from their metaphoric origins. Beginners…
Descriptors: Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, Secondary School Students, Postsecondary Education