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Durham University

Experience Durham


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Research Seminar: Misconceptions in Primary Science

5th February 2020, 13:00 to 14:00, Education ED134

A seminar from Dr Michael Allen, Associate Professor of Science Education at Kingston University, London.
Although the focus of the session will principally be science education, the content will be of interest to teachers and researchers from other fields since broader aspects of learning theory and pedagogy will be considered.
Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.

People of all ages construct ideas that are in conflict with current scientific thinking; these have been called science misconceptions. Today’s session will discuss the origins of some of these misconceptions, how they create barriers to understanding science (including contributing to the myth that ‘all science is difficult’), and ways that teachers can help learners reconstruct them into more scientifically accurate concepts.

Hosted by the Pedagogy & Curriculum Thematic Research & Scholarship Cluster

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