TEACHER WORKSHOP


The teachers often pay attention to the right answers and ignore the wrong ones. It is important to
convince them of the educational significance of paying attention to the wrong answers and
associated reasonings. We can give illustrative examples from motion by discussing the prequel
papers to FCI. This also tunes them to concept inventories. By discussing misconceptions pertaining
to the simplest cases of motion, we should be able to motivate them to recall similar misconceptions
in other domians from their teaching experiences. This can also be done in groups where they
gather together based on their affinity for a particular concept. We should make it clear that the
essential skill required in this regard is to think what is going on in the student minds. The fact that
no specialised knowledge of any advanced topics is required may make their involvement easier. In
addition the ability to assume the thought point of others has an innate human appeal which may
motivate them.