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Unlearning Arist0telian Physics: A Study of Kn0wledge-Based Learning*

  title={Unlearning Arist0telian Physics: A Study of Kn0wledge-Based Learning*},
  author={Andrea A. diSessa},
A study of a group of e lementary school students learning to control a computerimplemented Newtonian object reveals a surprisingly uniform and detai led collection of strategies, at the core of which is a robust "Aristotel ian" expectation that things should move in the direction they are last pushed. A protocol of an undergraduate dealing with the same situation shows a large overlap with the set of strategies used by the elementary school children and thus a marked lack of influence of… 

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