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.



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