Constructivism and Conceptual Change, Part I

Colburn, Alan
October 2007
Science Teacher;Oct2007, Vol. 74 Issue 7, p10
Academic Journal
The article discusses constructivism in education. Constructivism suggests that the experiences of students will affect how they perceive concepts taught to them. The author suggests students have preconceived ideas about how things function such as photosynthesis or the laws of motion and that acceptance of information will depend on its comparison to these ideas. He suggests that students may process ideas in a way that changes their cognitive structures.


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