Results of a case study (one graduate physics tutor) demonstrate that a person's conceptions, which include metaphysical commitments, play a significant role in the way s/he understands complex subject matter such as Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity.
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Keywords:Concept Formation,Higher Education,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Special Relativity,Cognitive Processes,Interviews,Relativity,Learning Theory,Physics,conceptions,Case Studies,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Education Foundations,Life Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003063732496T,Education,Prior Learning,Graduate/Professional,Alternative Conceptions
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