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Selden, Annie; Selden, John – Online Submission, 2003
In this paper we describe a number of types of errors and underlying misconceptions that arise in mathematical reasoning. Other types of mathematical reasoning errors, not associated with specific misconceptions, are also discussed. We hope the characterization and cataloging of common reasoning errors will be useful in studying the teaching of…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Research Methodology, Misconceptions, Error Patterns
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Pabon, Amber; Capello, Sarah – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
This qualitative research study employed thematic analysis to examine a cohort of pre-service teachers understandings of equity in a capstone seminar. The data revealed that many participants lacked awareness of, or misunderstood the concept. These findings have implications for teacher education curriculum centered on equity as well as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Capstone Experiences, Equal Education, English Teachers
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Kelley, Patricia H. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
College honors courses provide an opportunity to tackle controversial topics in an atmosphere that encourages active learning, critical thinking, and open discussion. This venue is particularly appropriate for examining the debate about teaching intelligent design (ID) in public school science classes. A one-credit honors enrichment seminar taught…
Descriptors: College Students, Honors Curriculum, Seminars, Evolution
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Caniglia, Joanne C.; Borgerding, Lisa; Courtney, Scott – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
This research study explored pre-service teachers' (PST) reflections of their student teaching experiences through AHA moments. Participants included 37 pre-service teachers enrolled in mathematics and science student teaching seminars. Qualitative methods were used to analyze PSTs' written and verbal responses to questions regarding AHA…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Reflection
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Cummings, Chris – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
Academic advisors see it all the time--skills successfully applied by underclassman in high school are not working in college. This article describes how advisors can help struggling students in self-monitoring and self-regulating their study experiences using metacognitive development as an intervention. Metacognition development includes…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Metacognition, First Year Seminars, Tutoring
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Olmstead, Matt – Physics Teacher, 2019
Throughout students' careers in physics, there are some topics that they learn multiple times and in multiple ways, and other topics that are briefly, if at all, discussed. I wanted to have the students think about all of the different physics topics they had learned in, most likely, a new way. Games have been used as a way to learn new physics…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods
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Helm, Hugh; Novak, Joseph D. – 1983
These proceedings include abstracts and/or complete papers on topics and research focusing on student misconceptions (ideas at variance with accepted views) in science and mathematics. Abstracts and papers are arranged according to nine general areas emphasized: (1) theoretical and philosophical perspectives; (2) instructional issues; (3) research…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation
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Sawyer, Wayne; Davies, Larissa McLean; Gannon, Susanne; Dowsett, Patricia – English in Australia, 2016
In the British "zone" of the English education world, which Australia largely inhabited throughout the 20th century, the key book that came out of Dartmouth was John Dixon's "Growth through English." Some in the British "zone" may not even be aware of the equivalent American book, Herbert Muller's "The Uses of…
Descriptors: English Instruction, College English, Language Usage, Individual Development
Lee, Okhwa; Lehrer, Richard – 1987
Seven graduate students in a seminar on classroom computing received instruction in LOGO programming. Programming protocols were collected periodically and examined for errors and misconceptions; in-depth interviews were conducted in order to understand specific misconceptions better. As novice students transit from instruction to experience in…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Concept Formation, Educational Research
Noon, Elizabeth F. – 1971
The world affairs seminar is a multi-purposed instructional strategy which may be used to teach high school students to unearth information on and make information decisions about world affairs topics. This booklet describes six sample seminars to demonstrate the usefulness of the technique and to illustrate the part a library media center plays…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Media, High School Students
Novak, Joseph D., Ed. – 1987
This document is the second of three volumes of the proceedings an international seminar which focused on student misconceptions in science and mathematics as well as teaching strategies intended to deal with those misconceptions. An introduction to the volume explains the format of the conference and the organization of the sessions. It stresses…
Descriptors: Biology, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Novak, Joseph D., Ed. – 1987
This document is the last of three volumes of the proceedings of an international seminar which focused on student misconceptions in science and mathematics as well as teaching strategies intended to deal with those misconceptions. An introduction to the volume explains the format of the conference and the organization of the sessions. It stresses…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Novak, Joseph D., Ed. – 1987
This document is the first of three volumes of the proceedings of an international seminar which focused on student misconceptions in science and mathematics as well as teaching strategies intended to deal with those misconceptions. An introduction to the volume explains the format of the conference and the organization of the sessions. It…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Worrell, Frank C. – School Psychology Forum, 2015
This article reviews and critiques the article by Frisby (2015) in this special issue of "School Psychology Forum" as well as Frisby's book, "Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students: Evidence-Based Guidelines for School Psychologists and Other School Personnel" (Frisby, 2013). The concepts discussed are in the…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Cultural Influences, Identification (Psychology), Educational Research
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Martin-Hansen, Lisa Michelle – Science & Education, 2008
This study took place during a First Year Seminar course where 20 incoming college freshmen studied the central topic of the nature of science within the context of biological evolution. The instructor researched students' understandings in the nature of science as they progressed through the course by examining a variety of qualitative and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Misconceptions
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