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Title: Using Analogies to Increase Student Interest in Science
Contributor(s): Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid ; Coll, Richard K (author)
Publication Date: 2008
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Abstract: • Much of our thinking is done in pictures, and even young students have vivid imaginations that help them see objects, stories, and situations in their mind's eyes. • Adults and students enjoy making sense of new situations by seeing problems and scenarios in everyday terms. • An additional value of analogy and analogies is that they are often used to raise interest in stories and jokes. • Learning about nonobservable phenomena in science is enhanced when we can see and think about objects and processes in terms of everyday objects and events.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Using Analogies in Middle and Secondary Science Classrooms, p. 32-45
Publisher: Corwin Press
Place of Publication: Thousand Oaks, California
ISBN: 9781412913331
Field of Research (FOR): 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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