USER MODELS AND MODELS OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE
... Models and Models of Human Performance "For what a man more likes to be true, he more readily believes." - Francis Bacon (quoted by Margulis (2005), cited in Stein, Larrabee, & Barman, 2008)
1. Introduction to Misconceptions
Many errors made by novices learning a domain can be attributed to misconceptions. According to Fisher (1983), misconceptions are ideas that are at a variance with accepted views (as cited in Stein, Larrabee, & Barman, 2008). In common usage, this term refers to students ideas that differ from those accepted by experts in the field (Odom & Barrow, 1995, as cited in Stein, Larrabee, & Barman, 2008). Other labels associated with the term include "misunderstandings", "naïve understa...