International Handbook of Research on Conceptual Change

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    Abstract

    The International Handbook of Research on Conceptual Change consists of 27 chapters that clarify the nature of conceptual change research, describe its most important findings and demonstrate their importance for education. It is organized into six sections that include detailed discussions of key theoretical and methodological issues, the roots of conceptual change research in the philosophy and history of science, mechanisms of conceptual change, and learner characteristics. It also contains chapters that describe conceptual change research in content areas such as physics, astronomy, biology, medicine and health, and history. A particular focus is given to students' difficulties in learning more advanced and counter-intuitive concepts."--BOOK JACKET.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew York/Abingdon
    PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
    Number of pages740
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9780203874813
    ISBN (Print)9780805860450 , 9780805860443
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • conceptual change research
    • students' difficulties in learning
    • education

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