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written by Shulamit Kapon, Uri Ganiel, and Bat-Sheva Eylon
Popular physics lectures provide a 'translation' that bridges the gap between the specialized knowledge that formal scientific content is based on, and the audience's informal prior knowledge. This paper presents an overview of a grounded theory explanatory framework for Translated Scientific Explanations (TSE) in such lectures, focusing on one of its aspects, the conceptual blending cluster. The framework is derived from a comparative study of three exemplary popular physics lectures from two perspectives: the explanations in the lecture (as artifacts), and the design of the explanation from the lecturer's point of view. The framework consists of four clusters of categories: 1. Conceptual blending (e.g. metaphor). 2. Story (e.g. narrative). 3. Content (e.g. selection of level). 4. Knowledge organization (e.g. structure). The framework shows how the lecturers customized the content of the presentation to the audience's knowledge. Lecture profiles based upon this framework can serve as guides for utilizing popular physics lectures when teaching contemporary physics to learners lacking the necessary science background. These features are demonstrated through the conceptual blending cluster.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 124-127
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- Informal Education
Education - Basic Research
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10.1063/1.2820912
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01.40.Fk 01.40.gb
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PERC 2007, Translated Scientific Explanations, education, explanatory framework, grounded theory, physics, research initiatives, teaching
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S. Kapon, U. Ganiel, and B. Eylon, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9084&DocID=2002).
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S. Kapon, U. Ganiel, and B. Eylon, Explanatory Framework for Popular Physics Lectures presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9084&DocID=2002>.
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Kapon, S., Ganiel, U., & Eylon, B. (2007, August 1-2). Explanatory Framework for Popular Physics Lectures. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9084&DocID=2002
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Kapon, S, U. Ganiel, and B. Eylon. "Explanatory Framework for Popular Physics Lectures." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9084&DocID=2002 (accessed 18 April 2014).
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Kapon, Shulamit, Uri Ganiel, and Bat-Sheva Eylon. "Explanatory Framework for Popular Physics Lectures." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 124-127 Vol. 951 of PER Conference. 18 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9084&DocID=2002>.
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