Friday, July 2, 2010
The hat has heat - and why don't they understand me . . .
Read an older article recently that, despite its age, reminded me of how I will, somewhat brilliantly (I think) explain some concept, and then later discover that the person did not even vaguely understand what I was saying - and I am sure I return this favor to others.
To put it simply - information has to fit reasonably with what and how we know, or it tends to be left by the wayside.
For a very basic example, see the following article on Teaching for Conceptual Change or, "the Hat has Heat" from the Exploratorium.
Posted by HIMB CEP at 3:24 PM