Teachers' perceptions about children's misconceptions in science and their response. Maria Kambouri 1 st year PhD student, Education. My own experience.
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about children's misconceptions in science
and their response
1st year PhD student, Education
This is a scene from a movie that shows a mother sitting with her 5 year old son at a beach watching the sunset. This is their conversation:
Boy: Mum, why sun dives in the sea? Is it because he feels hot?
Mother: Sun doesn’t dive in the sea (smiles).
Boy: Yes he does!
Mother: The earth is round and sun goes around.
Boy: Earth is straight! Mum, are you blind?
Mother: Honey, don’t insist. Galileo will come back from the dead if he’d listen to this!
Boy: You know NOTHING!
The research is based on case studies of Cypriot preprimary and primary teachers. The use of case study may help generalise for Cyprus as a whole.
A sample of teachers from all schools of south Cyprus teaching 3-7 year old children is used.
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