ERIC Number: ED441698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Models and Moves: Focusing on Dimensions of Causal Complexity To Achieve Deeper Scientific Understanding.
Perkins, David N.; Grotzer, Tina A.
This paper presents the results of a research project based on the Understandings of Consequence Project. This study motivated students to engage in inquiry in science classrooms. The complexity of the models is divided into four categories--underlying causality, relational causality, probabilistic causality, and emergent causality--and provides several examples, including electrical circuits, static electricity, natural selection, and ecosystems for scientific conceptions, to show evidence of the Models and Moves framework for learners. (Contains 23 references.) (YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A