International Handbook of Research on Conceptual Change

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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 & Francis
Number of pages740
ISBN (Electronic)9780203874813
ISBN (Print)9780805860450 , 9780805860443
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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


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