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Constructing Understanding in the Science Classroom: Integrating Laboratory Experiments, Student and Computer Models, and Class Discussion in Learning Scientific Concepts

Joseph Snir and Carol Smith

in Software Goes to School: Teaching for Understanding with New Technologies

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195115772
eISBN:
9780199848041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115772.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

From mathematics, attention is turned to the analysis of students' responses to scientific inquiry in order to discover other effective techniques to facilitate learning. Similar to what the previous ... More


Concepts and Method

Peter Vickers

in Understanding Inconsistent Science

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199692026
eISBN:
9780191758553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692026.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter clarifies how the two central concepts of the investigation will be handled: inconsistency and scientific theory. The approach to the former is partially affected by the approach to the ... More


Appetite—a psychological concept

Charles R. Legg

in Appetite: Neural and Behavioural Bases

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547877
eISBN:
9780191724275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547877.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the psychological concept of appetite. It explores some of the ways in which scientists and lay people use the term appetite and reviews how psychologists and psychobiologists ... More


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