Tracing knowledge re-organization - A fine grain analytical framework for looking at students' developing explanations

Orit Parnafes

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Abstract

This paper presents an analytical framework for tracing knowledge re-organization through self-generating explanations and representations. The analytical framework, inspired by the knowledge in pieces perspective (diSessa, 1993), is applied on one case study, to illustrate the type of insight the framework could provide. The scientific domain explained by the students in the case study is the phases of the moon. Pairs of students (5th grade/11 year old) met for an hour and a half to generate and elaborate paper and pencil representations in order to explain and develop their understanding of the cause for the phases of the moon. The analysis traces the development of their explanations as an indication of their developing understanding, by tracing the re-organization of knowledge pieces throughout the process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages309-316
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 29 Jun 20102 Jul 2010

Conference

Conference9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period29/06/102/07/10

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