Teaching for Conceptual Change: Confronting Childrens' Experience

This article can be used with Sections II and IV to examine teaching strategies that confront elementary students' tenaciously held ideas about objects, such as mittens, coats, and hats, generating their own heat. The article is a nice glimpse into a fourth grade classroom example of teaching for conceptual change.


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Watson, B. and Konicek, R. (1990) Teaching for Conceptual Change: Confronting Childrens' Experience Phi Delta Kappan, May 1990, Pp 680-684. To access article online: http://www.exploratorium.edu/IFI/resources/workshops/teachingforconcept.html


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