If you think about it, the idea that "lightning never strikes twice in the same place" is clearly nonsense, but that notion may be buried somewhere in your belief system.
See the sidebar for another example. Although vernacular and factual misconceptions can often be easily corrected, even by the students themselves, it is not effective for a teacher simply to insist that the learner dismiss preconceived notions and ingrained nonscientific beliefs.
Recent research on students' conceptual misunderstandings of natural phenomena indicates that new concepts cannot be learned if alternative models that explain a phenomenon already exist in the learner's mind. Although scientists commonly view such erroneous models with. These beliefs can persist as lingering suspicions in a student's mind and can hinder further learning McDermott, Before embracing the concepts held to be correct by the scientific community, students must confront their own beliefs along with their associated paradoxes and limitations and then attempt to reconstruct the knowledge necessary to understand the scientific model being presented.
This process requires that the teacher:. Help students reconstruct and internalize their knowledge, based on scientific models. A grade-school geography teacher once informed my whole class that the Gulf Stream is simply and entirely the Mississippi River, floating across the surface of the salty Atlantic all the way to Norway.
I duly learned that, and neverthought about it again. It sat unexamined and unchallenged in my head for several decades, until the subject arose in a discussion with colleagues, and up it came like some weird deep-sea fish; I had only to mention it to be roundly hooted by myself as well after giving it a half-second's thought.
I was impressed by the clarity and circumstantial detail with which that fragile "unfact" was preserved for decades in my head; I bet there are others, and I bet we all have them. There may be families of them, lurking like coelacanths in the collective depths. I know there are twenty or thirty of us out there who either have dredged up and exploded the Gulf Stream heresy, or are still carrying it around in tact Blackburn, Before misconceptions can be corrected, they need to be identified.
Many researchers and teachers have compiled lists of commonly encountered misconceptions see sidebar at the end of the chapter. A number of professional societies have developed conceptual tests which allow you to identify students' misconceptions; we urge you to consult the organizations in Appendix B for more information. Additionally, small group discussions and office hours provide effective forums for identifying student misconceptions. With practice and effort, a teacher can learn to probe a student's conceptual framework often by simply listening without resorting to authority or embarrassing the student.
Mazur has found a way to help students check their conceptual frameworks even within the large lecture format see the sidebar in Chapter 3. Hake has used introductory laboratory exercises to help students test their conceptual bases for understanding motion. Essay assignments that ask students to explain their reasoning are useful for detecting students' misconceptions.
These essays and discussions need not be used for grading, but rather can be used as part of the learning process to find out what and how your students are thinking. Misconceptions can occur in students' understanding of scientific methods as well as in their organization of scientific knowledge.
For example, students in a science class will often express disappointment that an experiment did not work. They do not fully understand that experiments are a means of testing ideas and hypotheses, not of arriving at an expected result. To the scientist, an experiment yields a result which needs to be interpreted. In that sense, each experiment "works," but it may not work as expected. It is useful to review and think about possible misconceptions before teaching a class or laboratory in which new.
Use questions and discussion to probe for additional misconceptions. Students will often surprise you with the variety of their preconceptions, so be careful to listen closely to their answers and explanations. You can help students by asking them to give evidence to support their explanations and by revisiting difficult or misunderstood concepts after a few days or weeks.
Misconceptions are often deeply held, largely unexplained, and sometimes strongly defended. To be effective, a science teacher should not underestimate the importance and the persistence of these barriers to true understanding. Confronting them is difficult for the student and the teacher. Some misconceptions can be uncovered by asking students to sketch or describe some object or phenomenon.
For example, one might ask students to sketch an atom before doing so on the board. Even students who have a strong high school background might show a small nucleus surrounded by many electrons circling in discrete orbital paths, much like the solar system. By asking them to draw their own model first and then asking some students to share their answers with the class, a teacher can identify preexisting models and use them to show the need for new models.
Students were asked to sketch the air in a sealed flask initially and after half of the air was removed. In this study, fifteen percent of college chemistry students sketched the second flask with regions containing air and other regions containing empty space Benson et al. Strategies for helping students to overcome their misconceptions are based on research about how we learn Arons, ; Minstrell, The key to success is ensuring that students are constructing or reconstructing a correct framework for their new knowledge.
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One way of establishing this framework is to have students create "concept maps," an approach pioneered by Novak and Gowin With this technique, students learn to visualize a group of concepts and their interrelationships. Boxes containing nouns and sometimes adjectives are connected to related terms with a series of lines; prepositions or verbs are superimposed on the connecting lines to help clarify the relationship.
A sample concept map is shown in Figure 4.
speedmakenndo.cf Esiobu and Soyibo reported that students constructing concept maps in cooperative groups show a greater increase in conceptual learning than students working individually, thus the utility of concept mapping may depend on the instructional setting. Similar results were obtained by Basili and Sanford , who found that cooperative group work on concept-focused tasks had a significant effect in helping college students overcome certain misconceptions in chemistry, even though it did not involve concept maps.
Carefully selected demonstrations are one way of helping students overcome misconceptions, and there are a variety of resources available Katz, In the example of a conceptual misunderstanding about gas volume cited in an earlier sidebar, the authors suggest that a demonstration using a colored gas could be very effective in showing students that the gas fills its container.
Helping students to reconstruct their conceptual frame work is a difficult task, and it necessarily takes time away from other activities in a science course. However, if you decide to make the effort to help students overcome their misconceptions you might try the following methods:. Anticipate the most common misconceptions about the material and be alert for others. Encourage students to test their conceptual frameworks in discussion with other students and by thinking about the evidence and possible tests.
This is the order from that time to the end of this current Church Age. The rest of the New Testament agree with this, as you will see soon! God is not the Author of confusion! This guarantees the baptism of the Spirit. Can they really do that? Of course not.
They are just being ignorant! If you fail to study the Scriptures, you will inherit heresies and fall into errors. Once again, take a look at the following passages and see if they say anything about water baptism being the requirement for Holy Spirit baptism:. John He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Ephesians In whom ye also trusted , after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. I want to say that this idea might have resulted from the wrong understanding of Acts 2 and the occurrences at Pentecost.
This is heresy! But according some churches, the baptism of the Holy Spirit is equal to speaking in tongues. On one Church website, they claim that they belief in Holy Ghost baptism and references Act ; Acts ; and Acts If you guess that these are passages in the Bible where people spoke on tongues, then you are right. Which means, to them, you have to speak in tongues to show that you have experienced Holy Ghost baptism. The Bible tells us exactly the purpose which the biblical gift of tongues serves.
It is a sign, a sign for something, and the signs points to a group of people. I speak on this in detail in my message titled The Biblical Gift of Tongues , please take a look at the post for the truth about tongues. In addition to the truth that the doctrine is not taught anywhere in the Bible, I show you below other truth from the Bible that is contrary to the belief that tongues speaking is the evidence of Holy Ghost baptism:. After His resurrection, Christ promised that the disciples or the believers will receive the Holy Spirit baptism that will empower them to witness of Him.
In all three of these passages, people heard and understood what the speakers said. As a result of the miracle of tongues, three thousand 3, people believed on the day of Pentecost. Listen to the Bible! There are many conversions of the unbelievers recorded in the Book of Acts without any mention of tongues. Take a look at these passages: Acts ; ; ; ; ; ,34 ; and so on. The Bible says tongues are given for a sign 1 Corinthians , a sign to unbeliever, specifically, the unbelieving Jews. It was used to change the minds of 3, Jews at Pentecost Acts 2.
In Acts 10 , it was a sign to show the Jews who accompanied Peter to Cornelius house what God is doing in forming a new Body that will be comprised of both the Jews and the Gentiles. This is another sign to the Jews. The Holy Spirit Himself decides who gets what gift! Did you get that simple truth? I hope you do!
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