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Understanding Science Through Knowledge Organizers: An Introduction

Kharatmal, Meena and G., Nagarjuna (2005) Understanding Science Through Knowledge Organizers: An Introduction. [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

We propose, in this paper, a teaching program based on a grammar of scientific language borrowed mostly from the area of knowledge representation in computer science and logic. The paper introduces an operationizable framework for understanding knowledge using knowledge representation (KR) methodology. We start with organizing concepts based on their cognitive function, followed by assigning valid and authentic semantic relations to the concepts. We propose that in science education, students can understand better if they organize their knowledge using the KR principles. The process, we claim, can help them to align their conceptual framework with that of experts which we assume is the goal of science education.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:KR, knowledge representation, ontology, GNOWSYS, knowledge organization, semantics, semantic relations, conceptual change, learning, evaluation, grammar of science, biology education, novice, expert, concept maps, Novak, Ausubel, Fisher, Sowa
Subjects:Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
ID Code:4348
Deposited By:G., Nagarjuna
Deposited On:05 May 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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