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Analogical Reasoning and Problem Solving in Science Textbooks

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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.

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  • Electric Circuit
  • Analogical Reasoning
  • Conceptual Physic
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Glynn, S.M., Britton, B.K., Semrud-Clikeman, M., Muth, K.D. (1989). Analogical Reasoning and Problem Solving in Science Textbooks. In: Glover, J.A., Ronning, R.R., Reynolds, C.R. (eds) Handbook of Creativity. Perspectives on Individual Differences. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-5356-1_21

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