Misconceptions as a trigger for enhancing student learning in higher education

H Verkade, TD Mulhern, J Lodge, K Elliott, S Cropper, B Rubinstein, A Horton, C Elliott, A Espinosa, L Dooley, S Frankland, R Mulder, M Livett

The University of Melbourne | Published : 2017


This handbook presents practical information for university educators looking to confront and correct misconceptions held by their students. It first introduces misconceptions and explains why they are a problem, and then defines misconceptions outlining what they are, where they come from, the different kinds of misconceptions students hold, and how they relate to the concepts of prior-knowledge, confidence, and self-regulation. The handbook examines the approaches and tools that have been used to identify misconceptions and considers the stages and conditions required for conceptual change. Finally, a number of established strategies commonly used to correct misconceptions are described. T..

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