Models and Modeling in Science Education

Model Based Learning and Instruction in Science

Editors: Clement, John, Rea-Ramirez, Mary Anne (Eds.)

  • Integrates social and cognitive perspectives for explaining science instruction
  • Describes teaching methods that develop deep understanding and that are midway between pure discovery and lecture approaches
  • Deepens the theory of instruction by developing diagramming systems for tracking model based learning in classrooms.
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This book describes new, model based teaching methods for science instruction. It presents research that describes these new methods in a very diverse group of settings: middle school biology, high school physics, and college chemistry classrooms. Mental models in these areas such as understanding the structure of the lungs or cells, molecular structures and reaction mechanisms in chemistry, or causes of current flow in electricity are notoriously difficult for many students to learn. Yet these lie at the core of conceptual understanding in these areas. The studies focus on a variety of teaching strategies such as discrepant questioning, analogies, animations, model competition, and hands on activities. Five different levels of organization for teaching strategies are described, from those operating over months (design of the sequence of units in a curriculum) to those operating over minutes ( teaching tactics for guiding discussion minute by minute).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Student/Teacher Co-construction of Visualizable Models in Large Group Discussion

    Clement, John J.

    Pages 11-22

  • An Instructional Model Derived from Model Construction and Criticism Theory

    Rea-Ramirez, Mary Anne (et al.)

    Pages 23-43

  • Determining Target Models and Effective Learning Pathways for Developing Understanding of Biological Topics

    Rea-Ramirez, Mary Anne

    Pages 45-58

  • Co-construction and Model Evolution in Chemistry

    Khan, Samia

    Pages 59-78

  • Target Model Sequence and Critical Learning Pathway for an Electricity Curriculum Based on Model Evolution

    Steinberg, Melvin S.

    Pages 79-102

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6493-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Model Based Learning and Instruction in Science
Editors
  • John Clement
  • Mary Anne Rea-Ramirez
Series Title
Models and Modeling in Science Education
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6494-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6494-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6493-7
Series ISSN
1871-2983
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 279
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