ERIC Number: ED254416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Improving Reasoning through Enhancement of Physical Intuition.
Spickler, Theodore R.
The strength of intuitive knowledge is illustrated by the difficulty that individuals have in trying to restructure student misconceptions. In order to harness this power, intuition must be developed within the context of each new concept to be taught. An experiment with one possible approach to this instructional problem is described and evaluated. Fifty-nine elementary education majors were evenly divided into treatment and control groups. The treatment students received laboratory experiences of a sensory, feeling nature to stimulate development of intuitive understanding of basic concepts in physics. Post-test items were divided into three levels of complexity roughly following Blooms Taxonomy. Results of these tests were subjected to analysis of covariance and significant improvement in reasoning at the "comprehension" level of Blooms Taxonomy was discovered. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Misconceptions; Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers/American Physical Society Winter Meeting (1985).