Understanding Models for Learning and Instruction:

Essays in Honor of Norbert M. Seel

Editors: Ifenthaler, Dirk, Pirnay-Dummer, Pablo, Spector, Michael (Eds.)

  • International collaboration with current perspectives on the research of mental models
  • Contributors from a wide variety of educational research and innovative work in the area of mental models
  • Contains a wealth of cultural touchstones from the Bible to Bob Dylan
  • Combines Seel's three fields of interest: foundations and methodologies of mental models, model-based theories of instruction, and engineering the model-based learning environment
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For more than 25 years, the pioneering research and theories of Norbert Seel have had a profound impact on educational thought in mathematics. In this special tribute, an international panel of researchers present the current state of model-based education: its research, methodology, and technology. Fifteen stimulating, sometimes playful chapters link the multiple ways of constructing knowledge (and domains as diverse as cognitive science, computer science, and philosophy) to the complex real world of skill development; generalize model-based theories into educational settings; and explain how to design and evaluate model-centered learning environments. Extensive reading lists, provocative graphics, and a wealth of cultural touchstones from the Bible to Bob Dylan make Understanding Models for Learning and Instruction an accessible yet thought provoking collection.

A sampling of the topics covered:

  • Evidence-based assessment of learning models
  • Translating cognitive theory into educational practice
  • New approaches to tracking mental change over time
  • Applying psychoeducational theory to the hands-on classroom
  • Using games as a strategy for constructing model-centered learning environments
  • Externalizing mental models with Mindtools

This synthesis of latest innovations and fresh perspectives on classic constructs makes Understanding Models for Learning and Instruction cutting-edge reading for the researchers and educators in mathematics instruction building the next generation of educational models.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Using an Evidence-Based Approach to Assess Mental Models

    Valerie J. Shute, Diego Zapata-Rivera

    Pages 23-41

  • Constructing Mental Models during Learning from Science Text

    M. Mikkilä-Erdmann, M. Penttinen, E. Anto, E. Olkinuora

    Pages 63-79

  • Externalizing Mental Models with Mindtools

    David Jonassen, Young Hoan Cho

    Pages 145-159

  • Model-Centered Instruction, the Design and the Designer

    Andrew S. Gibbons

    Pages 161-173

  • Developments in the Design of Instruction

    Sanne Dijkstra, Henny Leemkuil

    Pages 189-210

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eBook $109.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4579-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Models for Learning and Instruction:
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honor of Norbert M. Seel
Editors
  • Dirk Ifenthaler
  • Pablo Pirnay-Dummer
  • Michael Spector
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-76898-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-76898-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-76897-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4579-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 330
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