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Teaching and learning tricky topics
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Further reading

If you would like a more in-depth understanding, you may like to read Coley and Tanner’s 2012 paper on the origins of misconceptions in biology, to get an insight into a range of student misconceptions and how these misconceptions cause problems when they clash with new knowledge.
Coley, J. D. and Tanner, K. D. (2012) ‘Common Origins of Diverse Misconceptions: Cognitive Principles and the Development of Biology Thinking’, CBE—Life Sciences Education, vol. 11, pp. 209–215 [Online]. Available at https://doi.org/ 10.1187/ cbe.12-06-0074 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (Accessed 5 June 2018).
If you are interested in finding out more about threshold concepts, read the following extract from the OU’s 2014 Innovating Pedagogy report.
Sharples, M., Adams, A., Ferguson, R., Gaved, M., McAndrew, P., Rienties, B., Weller, M., Whitelock, D. (2014) Innovating Pedagogy 2014 [Online], Milton Keynes, The Open University. Available at http://www.openuniversity.edu/ sites/ www.openuniversity.edu/ files/ The_Open_University_Innovating_Pedagogy_2014_0.pdf (Accessed 5 June 2018).