Book, « Pluralisme Représentationnel » with Michel Bélanger
Dr. Potvin is also publishing a book with UQAR professor Dr. Michel Bélanger on representational pluralism, i.e. the consideration of various models to explain one same phenomenon. In line with conceptual change, Dr. Potvin's contribution to the project aims to develop ways to avoid supplanting students’ experience-based theories with established models or ignoring the latter models for lack of relatability, but instead mediating between the two and helping students discern which conceptions would be most useful to them depending on the context of their task.
Researcher: Patrice Potvin