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Revista electrónica de investigación en educación en ciencias

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MOURA DA SILVA, Osmar Henrique; NARDI, Roberto  and  LABURU, Carlos Eduardo. A study about students' conceptual development on heath and temperature due to the application of a teaching strategy inspired by Lakatos' theory. Rev. electrón. investig. educ. cienc. [online]. 2010, vol.5, n.1, pp.1-18. ISSN 1850-6666.

We report here a study about the application of a formal teaching strategy about heat and temperature concepts applied among high school students. The strategy belongs to a research trend which deals with epistemological analogies and has an innovative character related to the students' preparation for rational debates between conceptions and/or rival theories, using didactical rational reconstruction (DRR) which aims to help scientific concepts rational learning. We investigate the outcomes of this preparation and students' conceptual development, analyzed through a qualitative-interpretative methodological approach.

Keywords : Physics Teaching; Teaching Strategies; Heath and Temperature; Rational Learning; History and Philosophy of Science; Didactical Rational Reconstruction.

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