Analogical Reasoning and Problem Solving in Science Textbooks

  • Shawn M. Glynn
  • Bruce K. Britton
  • Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
  • K. Denise Muth
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


People’s frequent use of analogies to explain everyday phenomena underscores their potential value as instructional tools. Such expressions as “Let me give you an analogy ...,” “It’s just like ...,” “It’s the same as ...,” “It’s no different than ...,” “Think of it this way ...,” are commonplace in casual conversation.


Science Teacher Electric Circuit Analogical Reasoning Conceptual Physic Target Concept 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shawn M. Glynn
    • 1
  • Bruce K. Britton
    • 3
  • Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
    • 1
  • K. Denise Muth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Department of Elementary EducationUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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