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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Author(s):
Hofer, Sarah; Reinhold, Frank; Loch, Frieder; Vogel-Heuser, Birgit
Title:
Engineering Students' Thinking About Technical Systems: An Ontological Categories Approach
Abstract:
This paper aims at identifying ontological categories as higher-order knowledge structures that underlie engineering students' thinking about technical systems. Derived from interviews, these ontological categories include, inter alia, a focus on the behavior, structure, or purpose of a technical system. We designed and administered a paper-based test to assess these ontological categories in a sample of N = 340 first-year students in different engineering disciplines. Based on their activa...    »
Journal title:
Frontiers in Education
Year:
2020
Journal volume:
5
Month:
May
Journal issue:
66
Pages contribution:
13
Covered by:
Scopus; Web of Science
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