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ERIC Number: EJ1028665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 17
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ISSN: ISSN-1751-2271
Dynamic Modeling for Development and Education: From Concepts to Numbers
Van Geert, Paul
Mind, Brain, and Education, v8 n2 p57-73 Jun 2014
The general aim of the article is to teach the reader how to transform conceptual models of change, development, and learning into mathematical expressions and how to use these equations to build dynamic models by means of the widely used spreadsheet program Excel. The explanation is supported by a number of Excel files, which the reader can download at The article begins with a discussion of how to define variables in the context of modeling and the difference with the context of measurement. It proceeds with a simple dynamic model to give the reader a general idea, and continues with an explanation of the extended logistic model, which can be conceived of as a building block of more complex growth models pertaining to learning and development. The final section discusses the building of a concrete developmental model, answering the question of why girls like pink.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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