Evolution of an integrated technology for supporting learning about complex systems

David A. Joyner, Ashok K. Goel, Spencer Rugaber, Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Rebecca Jordan

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe the evolution of an interactive technology called the Ecological Modeling Toolkit (EMT) that supports learning about complex ecological systems in middle school science. Authentic learning of science is facilitated by imitation, rehearsal and understanding of realworld scientific practices such as observation, experimentation, problem formulation, hypothesis testing, and model construction and revision. We illustrate how the tools in EMT work together to support many real-world scientific practices such as model construction, simulation and revision, and scaffold others such as observation, problem formulation and hypothesis testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2011
Pages257-259
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2011 - Athens, GA, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2011Jul 8 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2011

Other

Other2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAthens, GA
Period7/6/117/8/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education

Keywords

  • Complex systems
  • Educational technology
  • Science inquiry

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