Building Conceptual Understanding in Science from the Top Down

60 Minutes

Too often, our students come to class thinking that science is a bunch of stuff to know instead of a way of understanding how things work. In this webinar, we’ll use some common examples from biology to illustrate the difference between “bottom-up” and “top-down” concept formation in science and explore how to enhance our students’ ability to take a top-down approach to their own learning.