How We Learn Concepts in Science | BenRogers

In my last flurry of blogs (here, here and here), I wrote about the limits of definitions for learning . Learning the definition does incredibly little to develop understanding. For example: Electrical current is the rate of flow of charge.

Even if you know what rate means and you have a clear understanding of charge, you still don’t really know what current is. You don’t know how to use it in calculations or how to use it in writing or discussion. You don’t have a proper ‘feel’ for current.

Thomas Kuhn, the philosopher of science, argues that we learn scientific concepts by…

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