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The ideas that children have about science concepts have for the past decade been the subject of a wealth of international research. But while the area has been strong in terms of data, it has suffered from a lack of theory. Children's Informal Ideas in Science addresses the question of whether children's ideas about science can be explained in a single theoretical framework. Twelve different approaches combine to tackle this central issue, each taking a deliberately critical standpoint. The contributors address such themes as values in research, the social construction of knowledge and the work of Piaget in a rich contribution to the debate without claiming finally to resolve it. The authors conclude with a discussion of how a theory can be built up, along with suggestions for ways ahead in the research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415005395
ISBN-10: 0415005396
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jul-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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