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ERIC Number: ED230423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching Scientific Analogies: A Proposed Model.
Zeitoun, Hassan Hussein
Cognitive psychologists have recently alluded to the role analogies might play in learning unfamiliar topics. However, since the use of analogies in science teaching has not been adequately addressed, analogies mean different things to different people. Therefore, a model for the teaching of scientific analogies is proposed. A theoretical framework for "The General Model of Analogy Teaching" (GMAT) is provided first, followed by a detailed description of the model. Points covered in the framework include: (1) definition of the analogy; (2) analogical learning; (3) variables related to analogical learning; (4) evaluating the outcomes of analogical learning; and (5) limitations of using analogies in teaching. The nine GMAT stages described include: measuring some of the students' characteristics related to analogical learning in general; assessing students' prior knowledge about the topic to be taught; analyzing the learning material; judging the appropriateness of the analogy to be used; determining the characteristics of the analogy to be used; selecting the instructional strategy and medium of presenting the analogy; presenting the analogy to students; evaluating the outcomes of using the analogy in teaching; and revising the stages of the model. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A