ERIC Number: EJ656409
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
Step-Wise Evolution of Mental Models of Electric Circuits: A "Learning-Aloud" Case Study.
Clement, John J.; Steinberg, Melvin S.
Journal of the Learning Sciences, v11 n4 p389-452 2002
Describes an approach to teaching complex models in science that uses a model construction cycle of generation, evaluation, and modification. Reports on a case study of a student in a tutoring experiment in the study of electric circuits. Focuses on the role of analogies, discrepant events, and the student's moments of surprise as motivators of conceptual change. (Author/KHR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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