Synthesis III: Modeling, explanation, argumentation, and conceptual change

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Abstract

Many instructional approaches to fostering conceptual change engage students in the three practices of modeling, explanation, and argumentation. Using the AIR model of epistemic cognition as a lens, this contribution synthesizes research on how these three practices interconnect with conceptual change. The synthesis begins with a conceptual analysis of the three practices and how they are connected to conceptual change. It then reviews research on instructional approaches to promoting conceptual change via these practices. Finally, it analyzes how conceptual change can occur in the practices of modeling, explanation, and argumentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConverging Perspectives on Conceptual Change
Subtitle of host publicationMapping an Emerging Paradigm in the Learning Sciences
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages206-226
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781315467122
ISBN (Print)9781138205390
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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