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Les facteurs majeurs contrôlant les conceptions initiales en Géosciences : cas de l'enseignement du magmatisme de subduction en Terminale S à Saint Martin, approche quantitative par modélisation du contexte

Abstract : This work focuses on the study of the interactions between the students of a Terminale S classroom and their context (social, cultural, educational and natural). The framework chosen concerns the theme of subduction related magmatism. This research is based on tools borrowed from the theoretical framework of problematization and work representations. It aims to understand how the student’s environment shapes his initial conceptions about magmatic activity along subduction zones. We are particularly interested in assessing the intensity of the interactions that bind each student to elements of his context: media resources, teaching and learning resources, beliefs, objects and geological phenomena associated with the Lesser Antilles volcanic arc and human subjects of his immediate environment (other students, parents, and teachers). We develop the idea that the initial conceptions of each student are mainly influenced by the strongest among these interactions. Therefore, we try to identify them in such a way to model the context of each student. In the light of the latter one, we also define very specific student profiles. As a matter of fact, we show that students groups are identified based on three main parameters: interaction with teachers, interaction with collaborating students and interaction with media resources. The design of such a model aims to a better understanding of the factors behind initial conceptions that are manifested in beliefs, knowledge and attitudes. It also allows the development of anticipatory didactic actions that would facilitate further work on initial conceptions. This master thesis therefore provides a methodological basis for larger studies leading to better understand and anticipate students’ initial conceptions.
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Alexandra Renouard. Les facteurs majeurs contrôlant les conceptions initiales en Géosciences : cas de l'enseignement du magmatisme de subduction en Terminale S à Saint Martin, approche quantitative par modélisation du contexte. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2015. ⟨dumas-01202822⟩

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