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Svedholm, Annika M.; Lindeman, Marjaana – Science & Education, 2013
Lay conceptions of energy often conflict with scientific knowledge, hinder science learning and scientific literacy, and provide a basis for ungrounded beliefs. In a sample of Finnish upper secondary school students, energy was attributed with features of living and animate beings and thought of as a mental property. These ontologically confused…
Descriptors: Physics, Secondary School Students, Medicine, Scientific Literacy
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Panagiotou, Evangelos N. – Science & Education, 2011
Many authors have discussed the question "why" we should use the history of mathematics to mathematics education. For example, Fauvel ("For Learn Math," 11(2): 3-6, 1991) mentions at least fifteen arguments for applying the history of mathematics in teaching and learning mathematics. Knowing "how" to introduce history into mathematics lessons is a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Textbooks, Classrooms, Grade 11