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European Journal of Science Education
written by Peter W. Hewson
Results of a case study (one graduate physics tutor) demonstrate that a person's conceptions, which include metaphysical commitments, play a significant role in the way s/he understands complex subject matter such as Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity.
European Journal of Science Education: Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 61-78
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Education Foundations
- Alternative Conceptions
- Learning Theory
Relativity
- Special Relativity
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- Upper Undergraduate
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DOI:
10.1080/0140528820040108
Keywords:
Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Interviews, Prior Learning, Relativity, conceptions
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P. Hewson, Eur. J. Sci. Educ. 4 (1), 61 (1982), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0140528820040108).
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P. Hewson, A case study of conceptual change in special relativity: the influence of prior knowledge in learning Eur. J. Sci. Educ. 4 (1), 61 (1982), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0140528820040108>.
APA Format
Hewson, P. (1982). A case study of conceptual change in special relativity: the influence of prior knowledge in learning. Eur. J. Sci. Educ., 4(1), 61-78. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0140528820040108
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Hewson, Peter. "A case study of conceptual change in special relativity: the influence of prior knowledge in learning." Eur. J. Sci. Educ. 4, no. 1, (1982): 61-78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0140528820040108 (accessed 17 April 2014).
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Hewson, Peter. "A case study of conceptual change in special relativity: the influence of prior knowledge in learning." Eur. J. Sci. Educ. 4.1 (1982): 61-78. 17 Apr. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0140528820040108>.
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