Teaching and Learning

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This is a very pivotal video series on teaching and learning in science classrooms. With standard approaches to teaching and assessment, students can fail to develop useful understanding of key concepts. Many students and their teachers don’t even realize misconceptions are held by even the brightest and highest achieving students.

Below: Harvard and MIT graduates are asked to light a bulb with wire and a battery. They say they can, but can’t. They are asked where plants get most of their mass. Atmosphere, soil, water? Some are certain plants get their mass from the soil or water… and it can’t be from carbon dioxide in the air.

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We all hold misconceptions. How can they be identified if we don’t express them?



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