Episode 18 – Dealing with Student Misconceptions
In this episode, we feature a panel discussion with Kathy Friedman, assistant professor in the Biological Sciences Department and Ann Kindfield, senior lecturer in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Peabody College.
During this panel discussion, Kathy Friedman talks about student misconceptions she has encountered when teaching biological sciences and what she does to address them. Ann Kindfield follows up by sharing with the group her research around inscriptional practices in science and science education.
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- Strength in numbers: Peabody researchers investigate preservice training and induction of math teachers
- Kathy Friedman’s Home Page
Please take a minute or two to leave a comment here and share your thoughts about student misconceptions. Vanderbilt instructors are also welcome to call the Center for Teaching at 615-322-7290 to arrange a meeting with a CFT teaching consultant. We’re glad to help you reflect on and explore the various choices you make as a teacher and to connect you with resources you’ll find useful as you design, implement, and assess learning experiences for your students.