This chapter provides an update to the ontological shift view of conceptual change that pertains to certain robust misconceptions in which a shift between entity and process ontologies might not be sufficient. Pointing to a ‘narrative-like,’ Sequential Schema that develops from our familiarity with storytelling and everyday scripts, we argue that learners are more apt to intuit a concept with a sequential ontology for processes than they are an emergence ontology for processes. We suggest this important sequential/emergent distinction can help overcome notoriously robust misconceptions in the sciences. Additionally, we put forth three clarifications of the ontological shift view in response to critiques advanced in the conceptual change literature.
|Title of host publication||Converging Perspectives on Conceptual Change|
|Subtitle of host publication||Mapping an Emerging Paradigm in the Learning Sciences|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2017|