Children’s Beliefs About The Concepts Of Distance, Time And Speed


The present study was designed to further systematic cross-cultural research in the area of children’s beliefs about distance, time and speed by comparing responses of elementary level students in three different countries (Canada: 150, France: 120, Morocco: 130). A pencil and paper questionnaire was used to collect these beliefs. A striking parallel between responses of students in all three countries emerged. These results are discussed in terms of contradictory findings concerning the universality or ethnocentricity of children’s beliefs about scientific phenomena

Keywords: Belief, Distance, Elementary Children, Qualitative Stydy, Speed, Time, Universality

Unique Article ID: IJELD-113
Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 24-38 (Download PDF)

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