Preventing Persistent Misconceptions with First-Year Engineering Students

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Previous studies on student misconceptions of science and engineering concepts focused on repairing and correcting misconceptions after they have formed. However, it may be too difficult or too late to correct and repair such misconceptions by the time misconceptions have been formed or identified in engineering students. This work-in-progress focuses on a different approach towards treating persistent misconceptions, switching from correcting and repairing persistent misconceptions to preventing those misconceptions from forming.