Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Koponen, Ismo T
Organisation University of Helsinki
Project title Learning Abstract Scientific Knowledge in Higher Education: Structure and Dynamics of Relational Conceptual Schemes
Decision No. 311449
Decision date 13.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 480 000
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Project description
The research project seeks to understand how students learn complex conceptual knowledge. The learning process is investigated from viewpoint of relational theory of knowledge and its relational conceptual schemes. The specific context is learning relational knowledge pertinent to physics but results are generalizable to other scientific knowledge too. The research deepens our understanding of the complexities of learning advanced scientific knowledge by finding out the most important relational knowledge schemes that learners utilize and construct in learning of advanced knowledge. The practical objective is to develop learning solutions, which support the development of learners’ conceptualization, knowledge construction, and critical and argumentative thinking in learning. Such knowledge about the role relational schemes is central for design of educational solutions in higher education and in science education.