Conceptual Change: How New Ideas Take Root

Get into their heads. Understanding how pupils think is an important consideration when developing lessons. A video presentation from the Good Thinking PD series explores how learners develop new concepts cognitively. It also provides pointers for isolating and addressing misconceptions.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the included discussion guide to lead a group discussion after viewing the video
  • Combine with additional videos in the series to hold ongoing professional development discussions
Classroom Considerations
  • Includes examples from various levels of science instruction to hit different grade levels
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Pros
  • Presents information in an engaging, easy-to-understand format
  • Backs all claims with referenced resources
Cons
  • None