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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
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Carey, Susan – American Psychologist, 1986
The premise behind the cognitive approach to teaching is that understanding results when new learning is integrated with existing knowledge. But the goal of science instruction is to replace existing ideas with new theories. Current research in science education seeks to resolve these conflicting instructional approaches. (Author/VM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Restructuring, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation