• Computer Science, Biology
  • Published 2010

Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A diagnostic tool for revealing student thinking

@inproceedings{Klymkowsky2010BiologicalCI,
  title={Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A diagnostic tool for revealing student thinking},
  author={Michael Klymkowsky and Sonia M Underwood and R. Kathleen Garvin-Doxas},
  year={2010}
}
A key to effective teaching is an awareness and accurate understanding of the thinking and implicit assumptions that students bring to the subject to be learned. In the absence of extensive Socratic interactions with students, one strategy to assess student thinking involves the use of concept inventories (CIs). CIs are typically multiple-choice assessments, constructed based on research into student thinking and language, and designed to reveal the presence of common misconceptions and… CONTINUE READING

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