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Title: Misconceptions in Natural Selection: Conceptual Change Through Time in Biology Classrooms
Authors: Manzey, Christine
Pugh, Kevin
Kelly, Kristin
Stewart, Victoria
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Manzey, C., Pugh, K., Kelly, K., & Stewart, V. (2006). Misconceptions in Natural Selection: Conceptual Change Through Time in Biology Classrooms. In Barab, S. A., Hay, K. E., & Hickey, D. T. (Eds.), The International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Indiana University 2006. Proceedings of ICLS 2006, Volume 2 (pp. 958-959). Bloomington, Indiana, USA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: Our findings concurs with previous studies that high school biology students hold misconceptions explaining and applying key concepts in natural selection. We explored specific misconceptions prior to instruction, immediately following instruction, and five weeks later. We found qualitatively distinct categories of conceptual understanding suggesting levels in the development of conceptual understanding and tracked changes over time. We found classroom practices can impact conceptual change, with students possessing initial misconceptions often developing hybrid understandings.
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