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International Journal of Science Education
written by Andrea A. diSessa and Bruce L. Sherin
This paper has two aims. First, it reviews literature about conceptual change and about the study of concepts more broadly. The principal claim is that much prior work has suffered from in-explicitness and imprecision in terms of what constitutes a concept. Second, we introduce a theory of one particular type of concept. A coordination class is a systematic collection of strategies for reading a certain type of information out from the world. We identify both structural components and performance properties of coordination classes. Using this theory, we analyze protocol data from a student with respect to the difficult concept of force in Newtonian mechanics.
International Journal of Science Education: Volume 20, Issue 10, Pages 1155-1191
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Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Learning Theory
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 1998 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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10.1080/0950069980201002
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A. diSessa and B. Sherin, Int. J. Sci. Educ. 20 (10), 1155 (1998), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950069980201002).
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A. diSessa and B. Sherin, What changes in conceptual change? Int. J. Sci. Educ. 20 (10), 1155 (1998), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950069980201002>.
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diSessa, A., & Sherin, B. (2006, July 9). What changes in conceptual change?. Int. J. Sci. Educ., 20(10), 1155-1191. Retrieved July 28, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950069980201002
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diSessa, Andrea, and Bruce Sherin. "What changes in conceptual change?." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 20, no. 10, (July 9, 2006): 1155-1191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950069980201002 (accessed 28 July 2014).
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diSessa, Andrea, and Bruce Sherin. "What changes in conceptual change?." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 20.10 (1998): 1155-1191. 28 July 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950069980201002>.
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