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ERIC Number: EJ1037309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Using Computational Simulations to Confront Students' Mental Models
Rodrigues, R.; Carvalho, P. Simeão
Physics Education, v49 n2 p195-200 Mar 2014
In this paper we show an example of how to use a computational simulation to obtain visual feedback for students' mental models, and compare their predictions with the simulated system's behaviour. Additionally, we use the computational simulation to incrementally modify the students' mental models in order to accommodate new data, and receive visual feedback for those modifications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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