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The role of model building in problem solving and conceptual change

Lee, C.B., Jonassen, D. and Teo, T.ORCID: 0000-0002-7552-8497 (2011) The role of model building in problem solving and conceptual change. Interactive Learning Environments, 19 (3). pp. 247-265.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/10494820902850158
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Abstract

This study examines the effects of the activity of building systems models for school-based problems on problem solving and on conceptual change in elementary science classes. During a unit on the water cycle in an Asian elementary school, students constructed systems models of the water cycle. We found that representing ill-structured problems as system models improves problem solving as well as creating beneficial conceptual change related to the topic.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
Copyright: 2011 Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/48552
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