From my experience, difficulties in understanding sciences come from a confused understanding of basic definitions. So I think it is important first to make sure that the student knows proper definitions. This can be done by asking simple questions that would point out the possible confusions. Defintions may be abstract though, so they must be related to simple exercises in order to make sense. It is also essential that the student finds solutions themselves. I have been really used to how this can be achieved because of the oral tests I had in my Preparatory Class. Asking the right questions is, in my opinion, an efficient way to make the student understand their own mistakes and it makes them used to asking themselves the right questions so that they will be more likely to find the good reasoning to solve a peobkem when they are on their own.
I was graduated from 2 French engineering schools (Geology and Geophysics).
Before entering in these schools, I attended “Preparatory Class”, which is a 2-year intense class, with weekly examinations (oral and written), where all areas of mathematics, physics and chemistry are studied rigorosly. At the end of these 2 years, national conpetitive examinations are taken, which results in a rank to decide who can enter in engineering schools.
This system is really efficient to learn rigorosly because of the regular tests and especially oral ones because each student is evaluated alone with a teacher for an hour twice a week.
The competitive examinations also make people to study as much as possible and always improve to increas their chances to get in the best schools.
From this class I acquired a really good understanding of all scientific subjects, and I understand the importance for the teacher to identify what points aren’t clear for the student.
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