NEW TOOL: Beyond “misconceptions”: How to recognize and build on Facets of student thinking

Posted on June 10, 2016

There is a classic tension in science teaching—we have too many important topics to teach and not enough instructional time to help students conceptually understand those topics in deep ways. That said, we know that the way the human mind pieces together an understanding of the natural world within communities is a complex and multifaceted process of articulation, testing, and refinement. This new STEM Teaching Tool describes an instructional approach for how teachers can support students in refining their scientific understanding and develop more coherent instructional sequences to support that process.