Swedish upper secondary school students´ conceptual formation of environmental costs and pricing
2015 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
This paper investigates changes in upper secondary students´ conceptions of relationships between prices charged to consumers and the environmental implications of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. The research identifies the fragmentary nature of students´ every-day reasoning in relation to productivity, consumers´ preferences and externalities, here defined as harmful side effects. It also identifies characteristics of partial conceptions, which we interpret as showing students´ conceptions in a process of change towards a more scientific understanding of relationships between price and environmental impacts.
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students, conceptual formation, environmental externalities, pricing
Research subject Educational Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-123840OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-123840DiVA: diva2:877869
EARLI Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, 2015 Symposium Title: Learning and conceptual change in Business and Economics studies