Cognition in Scientific and Everyday Domains: Comparison and Learning Implications.

  title={Cognition in Scientific and Everyday Domains: Comparison and Learning Implications.},
  author={F. Reif and J. Larkin},
  journal={Journal of Research in Science Teaching},
  • F. Reif, J. Larkin
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Research in Science Teaching
An analysis and comparison of everyday life and the domain of science reveals significant differences in their goals and in the cognitive means used to attain these goals. Students' lack of awareness of these differences can lead to pervasive learning difficulties in their study of science. Thus many students (a) have erroneous conceptions of scientific goals, (b) import goals and ways of thinking which are effective in everyday life but inadequate in science, and (c) devise ways of thinking… Expand
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