Work in progress: Do students need to learn to speak 'Engineering-ese?' conceptual change as language acquisition in engineering

Geoffrey Herman, Ruth Streveler, Devlin Montfort, Shane Brown

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Abstract

Conceptual change is often approached with a concrete epistemology in which students must replace their misconceptions with correct conceptions. Drawing upon the literature and our research, we propose that we need a new, discursive epistemology that describes conceptual change as language acquisition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSoaring to New Heights in Engineering Education, FIE 2012 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2012Oct 6 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period10/3/1210/6/12

Keywords

  • conceptual change
  • discourse
  • engineering education
  • epistemology
  • language
  • philosophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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