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Habits of mind, attitudes, disposition Misconceptions & Concepts

See list of dispositions, attitudes, values, habits of mind and suggestions for writing them.

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Overview
  • Misconceptions
  • Concepts

Topic

Misconceptions - Initial perceptual naive ideas for all ages
(Explanations for people's misconceptions: naive understandings & perceptual responses)

Beginning concepts (preschool - 7 years)

Intermediate concepts (7 years - 11 years)

Literate concepts (11+)

Educator notes

  • Habits of mind, attitudes, disposition Concepts

 

Habits of mind, attitudes, disposition Concepts

Misconceptions - Initial perceptual naive (any age)
(Explanations for people's misconceptions: naive understandings & perceptual responses)

  1. Scientists have the ability to understand science because they were born with it not because they worked over their lifetime to develop the attitudes of a scientist.
  2. I am not capable of learning science.
  3. Science can only be understood by scientists.
  4. You have to be smart to understand science.
  5. Science is done in labs and not in the real world.
  6. Science is not for me.

Educator notes

 

Concepts Beginning (preschool - 7 years)

  1. I can learn about the world around me by asking questions, making careful observations, and trying things out.
  2. It's fun to share what you know with other people.
  3. It's okay for people to have different ideas.

Educator notes

 

Concepts Intermediate (7 years - 11 years)

  1. I can remember and understand better if I record information by writing, drawing, or using technology to record information.
  2. I learn from others when I keep an open mind and listen to other's ideas (tentativeness).
  3. Experiments that do not turn out the way that was predicted can still provide useful information.
  4. Solving problems and learning is intellectually challenging.
  5. Learning is fun.

Educator notes

 

Concepts Literate (11+)

  1. I need to be skeptical, because different explanations can be given for the same information and you can't tell which is better..
  2. I can learn about the world around me by asking questions, making careful observations, and trying things.
  3. It's fun to share what you know with other people.
  4. I can remember and understand better if I record information by writing, drawing, or using technology to record information.
  5. I learn from others when I keep an open mind and listen to others ideas.
  6. Experiments that do not turn out the way that was predicted can still provide useful information.
  7. Different explanations can be given for the same information and you can't tell which is correct.
  8. It's okay for people to have different ideas.
  9. I can learn about the world around me by asking questions, making careful observations, and trying things.
  10. It's fun to share what you know with other people.
  11. I can remember and understand better if I record information by writing, drawing, or using technology to record information.
  12. I learn from others when I keep an open mind and listen to others ideas.
  13. Experiments that do not turn out the way that was predicted can still provide useful information.
  14. Investigation is an adventure that has been enjoyed by people everywhere and for all time.
  15. Different explanations can be given for the same information and you can't tell which is correct

Educator notes

 

Dr. Robert Sweetland's notes
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