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ERIC Number: EJ814029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Towards a Methodology for Educational Modelling: A Case in Educational Assessment
Giesbers, Bas; van Bruggen, Jan; Hermans, Henry; Joosten-ten Brinke, Desiree; Burgers, Jan; Koper, Rob; Latour, Ignace
Educational Technology & Society, v10 n1 p237-247 2007
Educational modelling is the modelling of educational [sub-] systems. Such a model is a framework containing important concepts, processes and relations. Several models have been published but their development, which we call educational modelling, still is a tedious process. We lack clear guidelines or a methodology. In this article we present a case study in which we take first steps towards the development of a methodology for educational modelling. We do so by analysing our current practice that we typify as expert-driven, model-centred and consensus-based. We explicate the assumptions under this approach and investigate whether these assumptions are explicit and confirmed by our case study. The results give rise to a number of guidelines that can be used by future projects and that provide a first step towards a more systematic approach to educational modelling. (Contains 3 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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