Pre-service Teachers’ Probabilistic Reasoning in Constructivist Classroom
Evans Kofi Hokor 1 *
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1 St. Teresa’s College of Education, Hohoe, GHANA
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Abstract

Several studies revealed that probability misconceptions were widespread among students, but the activities for addressing the misconceptions has been lacking. This study designed activities that reflect real life situations for addressing equiprobability bias, positive and negative recency effects, belief bias and representativeness bias for teaching probability globally. Thirty-two pre-service teachers from one intact class were purposively sampled for the study. The instruments used in the collection of data were observation and questionnaire. The study found constructivist approach of teaching with critical questions asked by the teacher to be vital in addressing misconceptions. The findings suggest that teacher educators should use the constructivist approach of teaching targeting probabilistic misconceptions in training of teachers.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.29333/pr/7838

PEDAGOGICAL RES, 2020 - Volume 5 Issue 2, Article No: em0053

Publication date: 17 Mar 2020

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