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ERIC Number: ED381399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Modeling Theory in Physics Instruction: A Draft.
Halloun, Ibrahim
Models occupy the content core of physics, and modeling is a major process for constructing and employing physics knowledge. A model is characterized by its domain, composition, structure, behavior, and organization. Problem solving is a schematic modeling process consisting of model selection, construction, validation, analysis, and deployment. A scientific model is defined in this draft and illustrated with the constantly driven particle model. A generic modeling process is also presented and illustrated in solving a particle mechanics problem. Contains 57 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (San Francisco, CA, April 22-25, 1995). For a related document, see SE 056 265.