Identifying threshold concepts in learning nanoscience by using concept maps and students' responses to an open-ended interview

Eun Jung Park, Gregory Light, Thomas O Mason

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Abstract

This study explores students understanding of key concepts in nanoscience with the intention of identifying a potential threshold concept in the field through the analysis of student concept maps and explanatory interviews. The analysis of students' maps indicates conceptual development and learning difficulties in learning size-dependent property change at the Nano-scale. In addition, it identifies potential threshold concepts in the study and understanding of nanoscale science from the students' perspective. It also indicates the importance of previous learning in science to integrate isolated concepts and to help students achieve a deeper understanding of key phenomena at the nanoscale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Pages109-110
Number of pages2
EditionPART 3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a Learning World - 8th International Conference for the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2008 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 28 2008

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OtherInternational Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a Learning World - 8th International Conference for the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2008
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period6/23/086/28/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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Park, E. J., Light, G., & Mason, T. O. (2008). Identifying threshold concepts in learning nanoscience by using concept maps and students' responses to an open-ended interview. In Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL (PART 3 ed., pp. 109-110)

Identifying threshold concepts in learning nanoscience by using concept maps and students' responses to an open-ended interview. / Park, Eun Jung; Light, Gregory; Mason, Thomas O.

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL. PART 3. ed. 2008. p. 109-110.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Park, EJ, Light, G & Mason, TO 2008, Identifying threshold concepts in learning nanoscience by using concept maps and students' responses to an open-ended interview. in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL. PART 3 edn, pp. 109-110, International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a Learning World - 8th International Conference for the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2008, Utrecht, Netherlands, 6/23/08.
Park EJ, Light G, Mason TO. Identifying threshold concepts in learning nanoscience by using concept maps and students' responses to an open-ended interview. In Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL. PART 3 ed. 2008. p. 109-110
Park, Eun Jung ; Light, Gregory ; Mason, Thomas O. / Identifying threshold concepts in learning nanoscience by using concept maps and students' responses to an open-ended interview. Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL. PART 3. ed. 2008. pp. 109-110
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