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ERIC Number: EJ1006187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Evaluating the Pedagogical Potential of Hybrid Models
Levin, Tzur; Levin, Ilya
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v32 n3 p303-320 Jul 2013
The paper examines how the use of hybrid models--that consist of the interacting continuous and discrete processes--may assist in teaching system thinking. We report an experiment in which undergraduate students were asked to choose between a hybrid and a continuous solution for a number of control problems. A correlation has been found between the preference of hybrid models and a low system thinking ability. We discuss the meaning of the results in terms of the state diagram notation, and link them with moral reasoning and the new socio-technological reality created in the digital age. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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