Recognizing student misconceptions through Ed's Tools and the Biology Concept Inventory

PLoS Biol. 2008 Jan;6(1):e3. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060003.


Recognizing student misconceptions is critical for effective teaching. Tools that reveal student thinking indicate that misunderstanding randomness interferes with learning of molecular dynamics and evolutionary processes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Biology / education*
  • Educational Measurement / methods*
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Students
  • Teaching / methods*