Shedding Light on Misconceptions

Colburn, Alan
October 2008
Science Teacher;Oct2008, Vol. 75 Issue 7, p10
Academic Journal
The author discusses a study regarding improvement of science education. The study was conducted as part of the Science Curriculum Improvement Study and observed attempts by students to grow plants. After students displayed a lack of learning regarding the relationship between light and plant growth, researchers discovered their teacher had failed to recognize incorrect preconceptions of students. The author suggests teachers must be sure students interpret science lessons correctly.


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