ERIC Number: ED291604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-8
The Use of Analogies and Anchoring Intuitions to Remediate Misconceptions in Mechanics.
Reviewed are findings on misconceptions in mechanics and their instructional implications. Many misconceptions are widespread and resistant to change but students have useful intuitions and reasoning processes that could be used more fully. One strategy for dealing with misconceptions is described. It stresses anchoring intuitions, analogical reasoning, thought experiments, and classroom discussion. Data showing significant gains in experimental classes using this strategy. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).