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Conceptual change across the disciplines: Researching students’ conceptions of allocation as part of conceptual development in economics.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2008 (English)In: 6th international conference on Conceptual Change.: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Turku, Finland., 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Research on Conceptual Change has paid relatively less attention to the social than to the physical science domain. In particular, research on conceptual change in economic understanding has been fairly sparse and loosely connected. Given the potential significance of citizen’s economic understanding in delimiting government responses to globalisation (Davies 2006) this topic is worthy of further study. This paper reports on a small project in economics that investigates conceptions about the provision of free goods and services, drawing on evidence from students in different age groups. The paper considers previous work ( Furnham 1994), Leister & Halamachi 2006) of studies younger students, as well as the work within phenomenography (Marton), and students’ development of understanding of price. Results from this work conclude that :price, context, inconsistency, important in rel to citizenship.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-15832OAI: diva2:182352
Available from: 2008-12-11 Created: 2008-12-11Bibliographically approved

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