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Models and Modeling in Science Education

Models and Modeling

Cognitive Tools for Scientific Enquiry

Editors: Khine, Myint Swe, Saleh, Issa M. (Eds.)

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  • Comprehensive introduction to the use of models and modeling in science education
  • Focuses explicitly on enhancing science learning
  • Examines the most up-to-date and contemporary research efforts
  • Explores concepts that are vital to the understanding of science teaching
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 The process of developing models, known as modeling, allows scientists to visualize difficult concepts, explain complex phenomena and clarify intricate theories. In recent years, science educators have greatly increased their use of modeling in teaching, especially real-time dynamic modeling, which is central to a scientific investigation. Modeling in science teaching is being used in an array of fields, everything from primary sciences to tertiary chemistry to college physics, and it is sure to play an increasing role in the future of education.

 Models and Modeling: Cognitive Tools for Scientific Enquiry is a comprehensive introduction to the use of models and modeling in science education. It identifies and describes many different modeling tools and presents recent applications of modeling as a cognitive tool for scientific enquiry.

The processes of modelling and the use of the resulting models to inform predictions play key roles in the nature of science and hence in science education, especially in inquiry-based approaches. Against a background of the philosophical basis for modelling and models, the implications for science education are explored. Well-designed and thoroughly classroom-tested schemes to support students in learning how to model are reviewed. Research into teachers’ understanding of models and their place in the nature of science are reviewed as are successful strategies for the further development of that knowledge. This book has a major contribution to make to the pre- and in-service education of elementary (primary) and high (secondary) school science teachers.

John K. Gilbert
Professor Emeritus, The University of Reading
Visiting Professor, King's College London
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Science Education

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Modeling and the Future of Science Learning

    Pages 3-21

    Coll, Richard K. (et al.)

  • A Study of Expert Theory Formation: The Role of Different Model Types and Domain Frameworks

    Pages 23-40

    Collins, Allan

  • The Nature of Scientific Meta-Knowledge

    Pages 41-76

    White, Barbara Y. (et al.)

  • From Modeling Schemata to the Profiling Schema: Modeling Across the Curricula for Profile Shaping Education

    Pages 77-96

    Halloun, Ibrahim A.

  • Helping Students Construct Robust Conceptual Models

    Pages 99-120

    Megowan-Romanowicz, Colleen

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Models and Modeling
Book Subtitle
Cognitive Tools for Scientific Enquiry
Editors
  • Myint Swe Khine
  • Issa M. Saleh
Series Title
Models and Modeling in Science Education
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0449-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0449-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0448-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3548-4
Series ISSN
1871-2983
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 292
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