Heating up Science Learning:
Once considered a cold and rational process. . .
Educational researchers now recognize role of “hot” constructs: Emotion, motivation, social context. . . in science learning.
Hot constructs not just important, in some cases determinative of outcome
What is Conceptual Change?
Conceptual Change is a special case of learning.
Occurs when individuals’ ideas conflict with new idea.
Requires overcoming existing ideas and changing current conceptions.
Learners have many incorrect notions about scientific concepts.
Climatic changes – Study and teaching; Global warming – Study and teaching; Science – Study and teaching; Transformative learning
Climate | Curriculum and Instruction | Environmental Policy | Other Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Sinatra, G. M.,
It wasn't any colder when I was a kid: Heating up instruction on climate change.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/climate_change/3