Students’ misconceptions and different approaches to conceptual change: from theory to practice.

Fotou, Nikolaos (2017) Students’ misconceptions and different approaches to conceptual change: from theory to practice. In: ISTA Annual Conference, 7th-9th April 2017, Maynooth, Ireland.

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Abstract

A great body of research in science education has focused on identifying difficulties students
experience in learning particular topics or specific concepts in science and, in some cases,
propose a way to deal with them. These difficulties have been variously described in the
literature as misconceptions, alternative frameworks, naïve and intuitive theories with authors
having a preference for one term over another according to their philosophical and
epistemological positions. In turn, these different views have been reflected on the ways that
these difficulties can be confronted with the most popular and prevalent method in science
education being that of conceptual change. The purpose of this lecture is to discuss the
different approaches to students’ difficulties in understanding science, how these have shaped
the way conceptual change is fostered and by using examples, their implications for
instruction in science classrooms.

Keywords:Conceptual Change, Misconceptions
Subjects:X Education > X900 Others in Education
X Education > X990 Education not elsewhere classified
X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
X Education > X330 Academic studies in Secondary Education
X Education > X370 Academic studies in Education (across phases)
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:33233
Deposited On:20 Oct 2018 21:54

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