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Weingartner, Kristin M.; Masnick, Amy M.; Cohen, Marisa – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
We examined the role of refutation texts in learning to replace science misconceptions. Calling a misconception to the foreground may help people overcome the misconception (Broughton & Sinatra, 2010). To test this claim, we had students who expressed a common misconception in physics read one of three passages about the issue. The passages…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Misconceptions, Scientific Concepts, Physics