Preschool children’s mental representations of clouds

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dc.contributor.authorFragkiadaki, Glykeria
dc.contributor.authorRavanis, Konstantinos
dc.contributor.otherΦραγκιαδάκη, Γλυκερία
dc.contributor.otherΡαβάνης, Κωνσταντίνος
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-21T16:32:24Z
dc.date.available2020-10-21T16:32:24Z
dc.date.copyright2015
dc.description.SeriesInformation15;267-274
dc.description.abstractChildren construct representations of concepts and physical phenomena and these representations are critical to education. The natural phenomenon of clouds is perceivable and also observable by young children in everyday life. Moreover, it is a subject approached by the early childhood science education curriculums. However, in several studies it is noticed that the related children’s representations are often incompatible with the scientific model, mainly because of its character, which is macroscopic and not immediately observable. In this research, clouds representationsframed by children aged 4.5-6 years old are studied. The sample consisted of sixteen (16) children (7 boys and 9 girls) from one public kindergarten in an urban area of Greece. Data were collected through expanded, open type conversations between children pairs and one of the researchers. The results of the qualitative analysis of the conversations show that these children use different types of representations, the majority dominated by the nature of the substance under study. The outcome of the research results indicates the potentials of preschool children to perceive clouds as autonomous natural entities.el
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10889/14130
dc.language.isoenel
dc.publisherJournal of Baltic Science Educationel
dc.subjectPupils’ representationsel
dc.subjectCloudsel
dc.subjectPreschool educationel
dc.subjectScience educationel
dc.subject.alternativeΜαθητικές αναπαραστάσειςel
dc.subject.alternativeΣύννεφαel
dc.titlePreschool children’s mental representations of cloudsel
dc.title.alternative-el
oaire.citationTitleJournal of Baltic Science Educationel
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oaire.resourceTypehttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_6501el
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