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International Journal of Educational Research

Volume 35, Number 7

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Separated at birth: the shared lineage of research on conceptual change and persuasion

    Bradford S. Woods & P.Karen Murphy

    Among the aims of education is the endeavor to bring students closer to an understanding of the world-at-large. Although pedagogical methods vary, educators would certainly agree that changing... More

    pp. 633-649

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  2. The persuasiveness of persuasive discourse

    Patricia A. Alexander, Michelle M. Buehl & Christopher T. Sperl

    This investigation explored why and how persuasion occurs. Toward this end, we examined the processing of two articles under conditions called for in the persuasion and conceptual change... More

    pp. 651-674

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  3. What makes a text persuasive? Comparing students’ and experts’ conceptions of persuasiveness

    P.Karen Murphy

    Students’ conceptions of persuasion have rarely been considered in the existing persuasion literature. In addition, most studies of persuasion have employed contrived reading materials, rather than... More

    pp. 675-698

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  4. Refutational texts and the change process

    Cynthia R. Hynd

    The purposes of this chapter are to examine the persuasive qualities of refutational text and explore the role of refutational text in educational settings that have competing agendas. As educators... More

    pp. 699-714

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  5. The process of change through persuasion: a commentary

    Lucia Mason

    In this commentary, key issues pertaining to research on persuasion and conceptual change are described. To link these two separate lines of research, several questions are raised and addressed.... More

    pp. 715-729

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  6. What can persuasion research tell us about conceptual change that we did not already know?

    Stella Vosniadou

    The chapters included in this special issue are innovative in their attempt to bring together research on persuasion with research on conceptual change. Although persuasion and conceptual change... More

    pp. 731-737

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