The Knowledge Integration Perspective

Connections Across Research and Education

Authored by: Douglas B. Clark , Marcia C. Linn

International Handbook of Research on Conceptual Change

Print publication date:  June  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415898829
eBook ISBN: 9780203154472
Adobe ISBN: 9781136578212


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Vosniadou, Vamvakoussi, and Skopeliti (2008) discuss intersections between their framework theory perspective and other conceptual change perspectives in their chapter from the first edition of this handbook. The current chapter builds on that excellent foundation by outlining and discussing our knowledge integration perspective in light of other elemental perspectives (that emphasize the diversity of student ideas) and framework theory perspectives (that emphasize the coherence of student ideas). The goal of this chapter, as with Vosniadou et al.’s original chapter, involves moving beyond a focus on differences between conceptual change perspectives to instead focus on similarities, synergies, and affordances in hopes of better addressing core theoretical and practical questions central to learning and education.

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