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Understanding Science Through Knowledge Organizers: An Introduction

By Meena Kharatmal and Nagarjuna G.


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

Topics: Artificial Intelligence
Publisher: Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR
Year: 2005
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