Language, tools and representations in learning in the natural sciences

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Learning in the natural sciences does not happen in a vacuum, but rather always by means of physical and mental tools such as concepts, metaphors, diagrams, pictures, laboratory equipment, NTA (Science and Technology for All) kits or animations.

This research area focusses on these tools and representations and what opportunities for learning science they present. We also examine how new types of tools change learning in the natural sciences in and of itself.


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