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dc.contributor.authorJohann, Leonie Isabelle
dc.contributor.authorGroß, Jorge
dc.contributor.authorMessig, Denis
dc.contributor.authorRusk, Fredrik
dc.identifier.citationJohann, L., Groβ, J., Messig, D. & Rusk, F. (2020). Content-based and cognitive-linguistic analysis of cell membrane biology: Educational reconstruction of scientific conceptions. Education Sciences, 10(6): 151. doi:.en_US
dc.description.abstractBy means of their pivotal role in the outbreak of a variety of diseases, such as, recently, COVID-19, the molecular aspects of cell membrane function have gained considerable attention from researchers in recent decades. The resulting information explosion and the growing interdisciplinary character of cell biology seems, however, to not be represented in science classrooms. Hence, there appears to be a gap between what is scientifically known and what is actually taught in classrooms. Framed by the model of educational reconstruction (MER), the aim of our study is therefore to identify scientific core ideas of cell membrane biology from an educational point of view. This is achieved by conducting qualitative content analysis of relevant cell biology literature. By using Conceptual Metaphor as a theory of understanding, we additionally illuminate the experiential grounding of scientific conceptions. Our results propose that cell membrane biology can be structured into three core ideas, comprising compartmentalisation, physical and chemical properties, and multicellular coordination interrelated by evolution as a key aspect. Our results show that scientists conceive these ideas metaphorically. Embodied part-whole relations seem, for example, to lay the grounds for their understanding of biological function. The outcomes of the study may inform future cell membrane teachingen_US
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleContent-based and cognitive-linguistic analysis of cell membrane biology: Educational reconstruction of scientific conceptionsen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2020 The Author(s)en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Pedagogiske fag: 280::Fagdidaktikk: 283en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Basale biofag: 470::Cellebiologi: 471en_US
dc.source.journalEducation Sciencesen_US

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