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Title: Reframing Research on Intuitive Science Knowledge
Authors: Russ, Rosemary
Sherin, Bruce
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.
Citation: Russ, R. & Sherin, B. (2008). Reframing Research on Intuitive Science Knowledge. In Kanselaar, G., Jonker, V., Kirschner, P. A., & Prins, F. J. (Eds.), International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a learning world. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for the Learning Sciences – ICLS 2008, Volumes 2 (pp. 279-286). Utrecht, The Netherlands: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: Education research has devoted significant effort to understanding the intuitive knowledge students bring to bear in reasoning about formal science. In addition to documenting the specific content of students' conceptions in particular domains, some researchers attempt to make more general claims, both within and across domains, about the nature of intuitive knowledge. These attempts involve an implicit assumption that the character and function of all intuitive knowledge is the same that there is a single kind of thing called "intuitive science knowledge" that can be singularly characterized. The purpose of this work is to call that assumption into question, and we present examples to highlight our concerns. We propose a theoretical framework that provides a way to more carefully frame our research on intuitive science knowledge and demonstrate how it can be used to bring additional clarity to current discussions in the literature.
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