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Title Learning with artificial worlds : computer-based modelling in the curriculum / edited by Harvey Mellar ... [and others]
Published London ; Washington, D.C. : Falmer Press, 1994

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Description xi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction: Modelling and Education / Harvey Mellar and Joan Bliss -- Pt. 1. The Nature of Modelling. Ch. 2. Overview: The Nature of Modelling /Jon Ogborn. Ch. 3. Models: Their Makers, Uses and Problems / Jon Ogborn and Harvey Mellar. Ch. 4. From Mental Models to Modelling / Joan Bliss. Ch. 5. Computational Issues in Modelling / Jon Ogborn and Rob Miller. Ch. 6. Representations and Representation Systems / Haralambos Sakonidis -- Pt. 2. Mathematics and Reality. Ch. 7. Interpreting the World with Numbers: An Introduction to Quantitative Modelling /Richard Boohan. Ch. 8. Reasoning with a Quantitative Modelling Tool / Richard Boohan and Tim Brosnan. Ch. 9. Integrating Situation-based and Algebraic Approaches: The Role of Spreadsheets / Rosamund Sutherland. Ch. 10. Using Spreadsheets to Develop Understanding in Science / Tim Brosnan. Ch. 11. Models and Metaphors in Reasoning about Probability / Peter Wilder
Ch. 12. Learning about Mathematical Modelling: A Case Study using Model Builder / Peter Winbourne. Ch. 13. Starting from Data: A Different Approach to Making Models / Richard Boohan -- Pt. 3. Common sense Reasoning about Quantities. Ch. 14. Causality and Common sense Reasoning / Joan Bliss. Ch. 15. Reasoning with a Semi-quantitative Tool / Joan Bliss -- Pt. 4. Thinking with Objects, Links and Logic. Ch. 16. An Introduction to Qualitative Modelling / Chris Tompsett. Ch. 17. Reasoning with a Qualitative Modelling Tool / Joan Bliss and Haralambos Sakonidis. Ch. 18. Learning by Building Expert System Models /Mary Webb. Ch. 19. Creating Worlds from Objects and Events / Richard Boohan -- Pt. 5. Implementing Modelling in the Curriculum. Ch. 20. Towards a Modelling Curriculum / Harvey Mellar. Ch. 21. Developing Software and Curriculum Materials: The Modus Project / Margaret Cox and Mary Webb. Ch. 22. Incorporating Modelling into a Mathematics Curriculum /Sue Burns
Ch. 23. Modelling and Teacher Change / Ian Stevenson and David Hassell -- Appendix 1: Tools for Exploratory Learning Programme -- Appendix 2: Further Materials
Summary This book is about modelling in education and providing children with computer tools to enable them to create their own worlds, to express their own representations of their world, and also to explore other people's representations. It is about learning with artificial worlds. With the advent of the National Curriculum computer-based modelling is now an integral part of the school curriculum. Teachers are increasingly being encouraged to seek out opportunities for CBM in their own subject and across the curriculum. These new demands have left teachers and teacher trainers concerned as to their lack of experience in this area. This book sets out to provide a comprehensive guide to the area through a very novel approach by classifying modelling into three different kinds, dependent on what is involved in the activity: quantitative, qualitative and semi-quantitative modelling. This books goes beyond any present published work in the area of computer modelling
Analysis Education Use of Computers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-233)) and index
Subject Computer-assisted instruction.
Education -- Computer simulation.
Education -- Curricula -- Data processing.
Author Mellar, Harvey.
LC no. 94011536
ISBN 0750703121 (cloth)
075070313X (paper)