MESSING WITH THEIR HEADS. Using Discrepant Events to Arouse Interest and Combat Misconceptions . What is a discrepant event?. A discrepant event causes a discrepancy in what is physically observed and what the observer thinks should happen. How do I do a discrepant event?. The Set Up
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Using Discrepant Events to Arouse Interest and Combat Misconceptions
A discrepant event causes a discrepancy in what is physically observed and what the observer thinks should happen.
-a story, a challenge, etc…
-demonstrate, pick a volunteer, involve students in a related activity
Positive influence on content achievement
because of student motivation.
Marlins, James G., “A Study of the Effects of Using the Counterintuitive Event in Science Teaching on Subject-matter Achievement and Subject-matter Retention of Upper-elementary School Students”, Doctoral Thesis, The American University, 1973.
In what part or parts of the 5E model
would you create cognitive dissonance
to battle a misconception?
Explain why you chose
this part of the 5E model.