Minimizing Misconceptions: Tools for identifying patterns of reasoning

by: Vicente Talanquer

By distinguishing clear patterns of reasoning, teachers can face the long list of student misconceptions without feeling overwhelmed. This article offers chemistry teachers a useful tool that describes eight thinking rules and examples of alternative conceptions. This tool can simplify the task of identifying students’ patterns of reasoning.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2002Stock # tst02_069_08_46Volume 069Issue 08

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