The Power and Possibilities of Misconceptions-FR
Presentation by Alan Sears, Faculty of Education
A key finding of the cognitive revolution of the twentieth century is that prior knowledge matters. In other words, the knowledge that students bring with them to learning situations both filters and shapes how they encounter and incorporate (or not) new knowledge. Effective teaching depends on assessing students’ prior conceptions and misconceptions and dealing with those directly through instruction. This workshop will examine ways of assessing students’ prior conceptions as well as strategies for teaching for cognitive change. Pease register online at www.untls.ca/events/#CETL.
Building: Carleton Hall
Room Number: 140