Elementary Teachers’ Understanding of Students’ Science Misconceptions: Implications for Practice and Teacher Education

@article{GomezZwiep2008ElementaryTU,
  title={Elementary Teachers’ Understanding of Students’ Science Misconceptions: Implications for Practice and Teacher Education},
  author={Susan Gomez-Zwiep},
  journal={Journal of Science Teacher Education},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={437-454}
}
This study sought to determine what elementary teachers know about student science misconceptions and how teachers address student misconceptions in instruction. The sample included 30 teachers from California with at least 1-year of experience teaching grades 3, 4, and 5. A semistructured interview was used. The interview transcripts were transcribed and coded under the following categories: definition of misconceptions, sources of misconceptions, development of misconceptions, and teaching… CONTINUE READING

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