What we think we know intuitively, might in fact be a limitation on knowing more and/or understanding a topic deeply.
According to Meyer and Land:
“the prevalence of a ‘common-sense’ or intuitive understanding can inhibit mastery of a threshold concept. Getting students to reverse their intuitive understandings is also troublesome because the reversal can involve an uncomfortable, emotional repositioning.”
- Do you have an understanding of the troublesome knowledge in your subject?
- Have you developed specific strategies to challenge the intuitive misunderstandings that might be holding your students back?
For more info:
For two lectures by a world expert, Professor Ray Land, Durham University, UK: