O'Reilly logo

Cognition and Instruction by David Klahr, Sharon M. Carver

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

2

Similarity of Form and Substance: Modeling Material Kind

Richard Lehrer Leona SchaubleDolores Strom Margie Pligge

University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

This chapter describes one study within a multiyear investigation of the emergence and development of model-based reasoning. Our emphasis on models follows from the widespread observation that, regardless of their domain or specialization, scientists' work involves building and refining models (Giere, 1993; Stewart & Golubitsky, 1992). Although models are central to the everyday work of scientists, they are nearly invisible in school science, especially in the elementary grades. Moreover, modeling is a form of thinking that is difficult to study, because it coalesces only over years of instruction ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required