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written by David T. Brookes, George K. Horton, A. Van Heuvelen, and Eugenia Etkina
We aim to examine communication in physics from a linguistic perspective and suggest a theoretical viewpoint that may enable us to explain and understand many physics students' alternative conceptions. We present evidence, in the context of the concept of heat, that physicists seem to speak and write about physical systems with a set of one or more systematic metaphors that are well understood in their community. We argue that physics students appear to be prone to misinterpreting and overextending the same metaphors and that these misinterpretations exhibit themselves as students' alternative conceptions. We will analyze physicists' discourse about heat and present evidence of a connection between students' alternative conceptions and the possibility that they are misinterpreting the language that they read and hear.
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 149-152
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Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
- Communication
= Speaking
= Writing
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
Thermo & Stat Mech
- General
- Reference Material
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© 2004 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2084723
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01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Alternative Conceptions, Linguistic Perspective, PERC 2004, Systematic Metaphors
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D. Brookes, G. Horton, A. Heuvelen, and E. Etkina, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9555&DocID=2827).
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D. Brookes, G. Horton, A. Heuvelen, and E. Etkina, Concerning Scientific Discourse about Heat presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9555&DocID=2827>.
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Brookes, D., Horton, G., Heuvelen, A., & Etkina, E. (2004, August 4-5). Concerning Scientific Discourse about Heat. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9555&DocID=2827
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Brookes, D, G. Horton, A. Heuvelen, and E. Etkina. "Concerning Scientific Discourse about Heat." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9555&DocID=2827 (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Brookes, David T., George K. Horton, A. Van Heuvelen, and Eugenia Etkina. "Concerning Scientific Discourse about Heat." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 149-152 Vol. 790 of PER Conference. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9555&DocID=2827>.
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