Browse Illinois Research and Scholarship by Subject "Conceptual change"
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(2007-04)This study explores two questions: first, what conceptual resources do students use, and in what ways do they use them, to construct explanatory models? Second, what are the obstacles preventing them from constructing a ...
Model construction, critique, and revision in magnetism: The importance of integrating conscious and intuitive knowledge (2007-04)In this study we explore the spontaneous explanatory models children construct, critique, and revise in the context of tasks in which children need to predict, observe, and explain phenomena involving magnetism. Our findings ...