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ERIC Number: EJ1054742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-0145
Understanding Co-Development of Conceptual and Epistemic Understanding through Modeling Practices with Mobile Internet
Ryu, Suna; Han, Yuhwha; Paik, Seoung-Hey
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v24 n2-3 p330-355 Apr 2015
The present study explores how engaging in modeling practice, along with argumentation, leverages students' epistemic and conceptual understanding in an afterschool science/math class of 16 tenth graders. The study also explores how students used mobile Internet phones (smart phones) productively to support modeling practices. As the modeling practices became more challenging, student discussion occurred more often, from what to model to providing explanations for the phenomenon. Students came to argue about evidence that supported their model and how the model could explain target and related phenomena. This finding adds to the literature that modeling practice can help students improve conceptual understanding of subject knowledge as well as epistemic understanding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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