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Student and Teacher Conceptions and Science Education (STCSE)

Student and Teacher Conceptions and Science Education (STCSE)

The bibliography attempts to document research on teaching and learning science with a certain emphasis on research from constructivist perspectives. The role of various students' and teachers' conceptions and misconceptions that emerge in the teaching and learning process is given particular attention. The bibliography includes some 6000 entries. Articles on empirical investigations and theoretical issues are taken into account. The sources are the leading journals and publications on teaching and learning science, proceedings, conference papers and occasional papers in English and German. The bibliography is based on a collection of papers on students' pre-instructional (alternative) conceptions Helga Pfundt started in the late 70s. Since 1984 Reinders Duit has taken care of the bibliography. Initially, the focus was on students' conceptions of various science topics. As this area has developed towards constructivist perspectives of conceptual change the emphasis of the bibliography has also changed. The new name of the bibliography takes these changes into account.


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