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Title:Constructing scientific explanations from text: A theory with implications fro conceptual change
Author(s):Chinn, Clark A.
Subject(s):explanation construction theory
psychological theory
memory representation
taxonomy of representations
representation construction
Abstract:This report outlines Explanation Construction Theory, a psychological theory of how people come to comprehend scientific explanations. Explanation Construction Theory has three components: (a) a theory of how scientific knowledge is represented in memory, (b) a taxonomy of different representations that can be formed in response to an encounter with a text presenting a theory, and (c) a set of factors that influence which of these representations will be constructed.
Issue Date:1995-11
Publisher:Champaign, Ill. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for the Study of Reading.
Series/Report:Center for the Study of Reading Technical Report ; no. 626
Genre:Technical Report
Rights Information:Copyright 1995 Board of Trustees University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-05-30
Identifier in Online Catalog:5310726

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