Accession Number : ADA293555

Title :   Conceptual Understanding and Stability, and Knowledge Shields for Fending Off Conceptual Change

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1988-1991,

Corporate Author : SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SPRINGFIELD

Personal Author(s) : Feltovich, Paul J. ; Spire, Rand J. ; Coulson, Richard L. ; Adami, Jans F.

PDF Url : ADA293555

Report Date : 31 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The paper reports on the learning of difficult and complex concepts, the characteristics of these concepts that make them difficult for students to learn and understand well, the kind of misconceptions they acquire, and the difficulty of changing these misbeliefs. Mental maneuvers (Knowledge Shields) learners engage to ward off changing their beliefs are presented and discussed. (AN)

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *LEARNING, DECISION MAKING, EDUCATION, STUDENTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), REASONING, TEACHING METHODS, CLINICAL MEDICINE, INSTRUCTIONS, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), MENTAL ABILITY, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE