Teaching to the Misconception: Critical Thinking and Pre-Service Elementary Teachers

Larsen, Kristine (2014) Teaching to the Misconception: Critical Thinking and Pre-Service Elementary Teachers. In: Ensuring STEM Literacy: a National Conference on STEM Education and Public Outreach. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, pp. 211-215.

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Abstract

Over the past few decades, numerous studies have demonstrated that preservice and in-service teachers fall victim to the same misconceptions as the students they are or will be teaching. At the same time, research has shown that addressing the misconceptions head-on and leading students to a deep, personal understanding of why their previous conceptions were erroneous aids in replacement of misconceptions with an accurate understanding of the natural world. This paper demonstrates how this was accomplished in a required university-level Earth/space/physical science course for pre-service elementary school teachers, with an emphasis on examples from the Sun–Earth–Moon system.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1333

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