Conceptual Profiles

A Theory of Teaching and Learning Scientific Concepts

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ISBN: 978-90-481-9245-8 (Print) 978-90-481-9246-5 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Conceptual Profiles: Theoretical, Epistemological, and Methodological Bases of a Research Program

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-33

      Conceptual Profiles: Theoretical-Methodological Bases of a Research Program

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      Pages 35-65

      The Epistemological Grounds of the Conceptual Profile Theory

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      Pages 67-100

      Methodological Grounds of the Conceptual Profile Research Program

  3. Empirical Studies for Building and Using Conceptual Profile Models for Chemical, Physical, and Biological Ontoconcepts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101

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      Pages 103-114

      Contributions of the Sociocultural Domain to Build a Conceptual Profile Model for Molecule and Molecular Structure

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      Pages 115-142

      Building a Profile for the Biological Concept of Life

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      Pages 143-162

      Investigating the Evolution of Conceptual Profiles of Life Among University Students of Biology and Pharmacy: The Use of Statistical Tools to Analyze Questionnaire Answers

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      Pages 163-200

      Conceptual Profile of Adaptation: A Tool to Investigate Evolution Learning in Biology Classrooms

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      Pages 201-234

      A Conceptual Profile of Entropy and Spontaneity: Characterising Modes of Thinking and Ways of Speaking in the Classroom

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      Pages 235-259

      The Implications of the Conceptual Profile in Science Teaching: An Example from a Teaching Sequence in Thermal Physics

  4. Recent Developments in the Research Program

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 261-261

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      Pages 263-292

      Conceptual Profile as a Model of a Complex World

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      Pages 293-321

      Building a Profile Model for the Concept of Death

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 323-330