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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:
Month:
May 
Journal issue:
66 
Pages contribution:
13 
Covered by:
Scopus; Web of Science 
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