Overcoming Students' Misconceptions in Science

Overcoming Students' Misconceptions in Science

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This book discusses the importance of identifying and addressing misconceptions for the successful teaching and learning of science across all levels of science education from elementary school to high school. It suggests teaching approaches based on research data to address studentsa€™ common misconceptions. Detailed descriptions of how these instructional approaches can be incorporated into teaching and learning science are also included. The science education literature extensively documents the findings of studies about studentsa€™ misconceptions or alternative conceptions about various science concepts. Furthermore, some of the studies involve systematic approaches to not only creating but also implementing instructional programs to reduce the incidence of these misconceptions among high school science students. These studies, however, are largely unavailable to classroom practitioners, partly because they are usually found in various science education journals that teachers have no time to refer to or are not readily available to them. In response, this book offers an essential and easily accessible guide.Research Question 1.2 (RQ 1.2): Is there a significant difference in physics optics conceptual understanding between different cognitive ... The sample of this study consisted of 127 technical secondary school students from four intact classes who were enrolled in ... The samples involved in this study were 16-year olds who were in Form Four (equivalent to grade 10) in the Malaysian Education system.

Title:Overcoming Students' Misconceptions in Science
Author: Mageswary Karpudewan, Ahmad Nurulazam Md Zain, A.L. Chandrasegaran
Publisher:Springer - 2017-03-29

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