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International Journal of Science Education
written by Benjamin W. Dreyfus, Ayush Gupta, and Edward F. Redish
Energy is an abstract science concept, so the ways that we think and talk about energy rely heavily on ontological metaphors: metaphors for what kind of thing energy is. Two commonly used ontological metaphors for energy are energy as a substance and energy as a vertical location. Our previous work has demonstrated that students and experts can productively use both the substance and location ontologies for energy. In this paper, we use Fauconnier and Turner's conceptual blending framework to demonstrate that experts and novices can successfully blend the substance and location ontologies into a coherent mental model in order to reason about energy. Our data come from classroom recordings of a physics professor teaching a physics course for the life sciences, and from an interview with an undergraduate student in that course. We analyze these data using predicate analysis and gesture analysis, looking at verbal utterances, gestures, and the interaction between them. This analysis yields evidence that the speakers are blending the substance and location ontologies into a single blended mental space.
International Journal of Science Education: Volume 37, Issue 5-6, Pages 812-838
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10.1080/09500693.2015.1025306
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1122818
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Embodied Cognition, IPLS, IPLS research, Introductory Physics for Life Sciences, mental model, ontology, schema, sense making
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B. Dreyfus, A. Gupta, and E. Redish, , Int. J. Sci. Educ. 37 (5-6), 812 (2015), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2015.1025306).
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B. Dreyfus, A. Gupta, and E. Redish, Applying Conceptual Blending to Model Coordinated Use of Multiple Ontological Metaphors, Int. J. Sci. Educ. 37 (5-6), 812 (2015), <https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2015.1025306>.
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Dreyfus, B., Gupta, A., & Redish, E. (2015, April 7). Applying Conceptual Blending to Model Coordinated Use of Multiple Ontological Metaphors. Int. J. Sci. Educ., 37(5-6), 812-838. Retrieved May 22, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2015.1025306
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Dreyfus, B, A. Gupta, and E. Redish. "Applying Conceptual Blending to Model Coordinated Use of Multiple Ontological Metaphors." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 37, no. 5-6, (April 7, 2015): 812-838, https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2015.1025306 (accessed 22 May 2024).
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Dreyfus, Benjamin, Ayush Gupta, and Edward F. Redish. "Applying Conceptual Blending to Model Coordinated Use of Multiple Ontological Metaphors." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 37.5-6 (2015): 812-838. 22 May 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2015.1025306>.
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