Challenging prior mental models in science learning

Agnihotri, Vishnuteerth and Purandare, Anagh (2015) Challenging prior mental models in science learning. I Wonder (1). pp. 85-88.

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Are all that children surmise from their day-to-day experiences, actual scientific truth? In this article, we discuss three examples that show how children have such 'prior mental models' before they enter classrooms, and how these could persist, even into adulthood. We also discuss potential ways to help learners replace these 'prior mental models' with correct scientific models.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Science education, Science learning, Educational initiatives
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Science education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > i Wonder
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 13:25
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 10:26
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