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Other

Description:

Studies the conceptual changes and factors affecting eighth- grade physical science students (n=180) investigating elementary thermodynamics. Classifies three types of students regarding their learning methods: converging, progressing, and oscillating. Reports that original intuitive conceptions are difficult to change and that students engaged in activities requiring sustained reflection make greater cognitive gains.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

Concept Formation,Higher Education,Middle School,NSDL,Education Foundations,Physics,Thermodynamics,Learning Theory,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Graduate/Professional,Learning Strategies,Misconceptions,Education,Learning Modalities,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003063811262T,Alternative Conceptions

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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