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Unformatted text preview: new ideas Usually impede learning Provide clear examples avoiding ambiguous language, explicitly note common alternative conceptions, provide evidence, Novice conceptions Conceptions that are typical of students who are just learning Tend to impede learning Teachers should help students notice deep similarities between problems. Conceptual resources Conceptions that teachers can build on to help students learn difficult new ideas Facilitating learning Identify and use students conceptual resources. Core conceptions about knowledge and learning Basic conceptions about what knowledge is and about how people learn Depend on the specific conception, can facilitate or impede learning Encourage the conceptions that learning takes time and that knowledge is often complex and uncertain because these conceptions facilitate learning of many school topics....
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