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Ariasi, Nicola; Mason, Lucia – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
This study examined whether reading a refutational or non-refutational text would induce different cognitive processing, as revealed by eye-movement analyses. Unlike a standard expository text, a refutational text acknowledges a reader's alternative conceptions about a topic, refutes them, and then introduces scientific conceptions as viable…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Attention, Scientific Concepts, Human Body