Conceptual Profiles: A Theory of Teaching and Learning Scientific Concepts by Eduardo F. MortimerConceptual Profiles: A Theory of Teaching and Learning Scientific Concepts by Eduardo F. Mortimer

Conceptual Profiles: A Theory of Teaching and Learning Scientific Concepts

EditorEduardo F. Mortimer, Charbel N. El-Hani

Hardcover | February 20, 2014

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The idea of a conceptual profile - that people can exhibit different ways of seeing and representing the world, which are used in different contexts - was proposed by Mortimer in the 1990s, as an alternative to counterbalance a strong tendency that theories and models of conceptual change exhibited at that time.The idea of conceptual profile is an attempt to frame the problem of generating new meanings in science teaching considering the interplay between modes of thinking and ways of speaking. The basic assumption is that different modes of thinking that characerize the heterogeneity of verbal thinking are interwoven with different ways of speaking. The idea of conceptual profile recognizes the coexistence, in the individual, of two or more meanings for the same word or concept, which are accessed in the appropriate context. This book is about a research program on how people learn scientific concepts and how these concepts can be taught in terms of dialoguing this heterogeneity.
Title:Conceptual Profiles: A Theory of Teaching and Learning Scientific ConceptsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:310 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:February 20, 2014Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048192455

ISBN - 13:9789048192458

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Table of Contents

IntroductionSECTION 1: The Theorietical Foundations of the Conceptual Profile Research ProgramConceptual Profiles: Theoretical- Methodological Bases of a Research ProgramMulticulturalism, Pragmatism, and the Epistemological Grounds of the Conceptual Profile Research ProgramSECTION 2: Methodologies for Studying Conceptual ProfilesConceptual Profiles and the Analysis of Discursive Interactions in the Science ClassroomInvestigating the Evolution of Conceptual Profiles of Life amongst University Students of Biology and Pharmacy: The Use of Questionnaires and InterviewsSECTION 3: Studying Conceptual Profile Related to the Three Broad Ontodefinitions in Science: Matter, Energy, LifeConceptual Profiles Related to the Concept of EnergyBuilding a Profile for the Biological Concept of LifeConstruction of a Conceptual Profile for the Concept of Evolutionary AdaptionThe Implications of Conceptual Profile in the Teaching of Science: An Example from a Teaching Sequence in Thermal PhysicsCONCLUSIONThe Conceptual Profile Research Program: Current State, OngoingDevelopments, and Future Prospects