Investigating Knowledge of Chemistry Through a Study of Language

  • Roger Maskill


The idea that what an individual already knows governs what he can be taught is self-evident.


Adjacency Matrix Educational Psychology Instructional Material Cognitive Structure Content Structure 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Maskill
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  1. 1.University of East AngliaNorwichUK

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