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Addressing Misconceptions without reinforcing them  

One of the big issues with misconceptions is how to address them without reinforcing them. Students really hold onto them, and each time we get them to communicate their misconception, we strengthen the connections in their memory that make them choose that answer. I would love to hear from folks about how they avoid this problem. Examples brought up in today's webinar included:

Using data and discovery by the students themselves
Finding ways to get the correct concepts described by fellow students (or other more credible sources in their minds)
Focusing on the correct concepts and avoiding discussions of misconceptions directly.


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