On Cognitive Constraints and Learning Progressions 1 On Cognitive Constraints and Learning Progressions: The Case of ‘Structure of Matter’

@inproceedings{2008OnCC,
  title={On Cognitive Constraints and Learning Progressions 1 On Cognitive Constraints and Learning Progressions: The Case of ‘Structure of Matter’},
  author={},
  year={2008}
}
  • Published 2008
Based on the analysis of available research on students’ alternative conceptions about the particulate nature of matter, we identified basic implicit assumptions that seem to constrain students’ ideas and reasoning on this topic at various learning stages. Although many of these assumptions are interrelated, some of them seem to change or lose/gain strength independently from one another. Overlapping or competing presuppositions about the structure, properties, and dynamics of matter may be… CONTINUE READING