Modeling with technology: mindtools for conceptual change
Well-known for addressing the use of computers to foster critical-thinking and problem solving, this text was written to teach current and future teachers how to better engage learners more mindfully and meaningfully in the process of learning. Available now in it's Third Edition, it focuses on how to use technology to support meaningful learning through model building, providing powerful strategies for engaging, supporting, and assessing coonceptual change in learners.
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PART ONE Modeling for Conceptual Change
PART TWO Modeling Phenomena
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activities analyze assess build models causal causal loops cells Chapter classroom cognitive simulations collaboratively complex components concept maps conceptual change Connectiv constructivist content domain create critical thinking database decision declarative knowledge dents described develop discussion boards domain knowledge dynamic Educational Educational Psychology effects enable learners engage environment evaluate example expert system factors Figure functions graphic help learners hypermedia ideas identify inference engine interactions Jonassen Journal kinds knowledge base knowledge structures Lawrence Erlbaum manipulation mathematical mental models metacognition Mindtools model building multimedia NetLogo nodes organization phenomena problem solving procedural knowledge queries questions reflect relationships represent representations requires learners rubrics rubrics for assessing rule bases semantic networks skills solution spreadsheet Stella stories strategies structural knowledge students construct studying systems modeling tools teachable agents teachers teaching tion understanding variables visualization tools