Teaching for Conceptual Understanding

by: Carrie Howren and Nam-Hwa Kang

A series of lessons were taught in a second-grade classroom to assist students’ conceptual understanding of celestial motion. After assessing student misconceptions about space and the movement of planets and the Sun, the teacher engaged the students in role-playing, group work, and computer simulations. These teaching strategies were effective for enhancing students’ conceptual understanding.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2004Stock # sc04_042_01_28Volume 042Issue 01

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