Search Results for understanding-learning-through-mental-model-theory

The research in this book aimed to determine how a study of a teacher's and students' mental models can inform the educational community about effective pedagogy.

Author: Christine Edwards-Leis

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 365937492X


Page: 408

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The research in this book aimed to determine how a study of a teacher's and students' mental models can inform the educational community about effective pedagogy. The research questions included the identification of the participants' mental models before, during, and immediately after applied problem-solving in a robotics programme. A more in-depth investigation exposed the teacher's and four of her students' mental models of teaching, learning, and assessment. Once these mental models had been established, the matches, mismatches, and/or changes over time of such mental models and the effect, if any, on teaching, learning, and assessment were examined. This empirical qualitative study was centred within information processing theory and linked with the introspection mediating process tracing paradigm and involved close contact with the participants over an extended period of time. The methodology focussed on learner centredness and how the participants integrated new experiences with existing conceptual, declarative, and procedural knowledge in the areas of teaching, learning, and assessment.

Interaction and mental models of physics phenomena: Evidence from dialogues between learners. In J. Oakhill & A. Garnham (Eds.), Mental models in cognitive science (pp. 247–273). ... Understanding learning through Mental Model Theory.

Author: Christine Edwards-Leis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317434962

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Problem Solving in Primary Mathematics is an essential text designed to support new and experienced teachers in guiding pupils through mathematical investigations and problem solving, offering a framework that children themselves can begin to adopt as they progress to greater metacognitive awareness. Underpinned by the latest international research and theory, it examines how individual pupils think and act differently and offers guidance on how to promote independence and autonomy in the classroom. It examines key topics such as: Preparing for mathematical learning Designing learning material Assessing and evaluating learning Identifying key points for intervention What to do when learning is stalled Critical numeracy for real-world problem solving Mental Model Theory and the Mental Model Mode Different approaches to problem solving and investigating Aimed at new and experienced educators, particularly those with a maths specialism, and illustrated with investigations and activities, Problem Solving in Primary Mathematics demonstrates how frameworks can be used in key mathematical areas and assists students in progressing towards more meaningful problem solving.
2018-07-17 By Christine Edwards-Leis

However, emotional elements in instruction should be relevant to understand the concept, otherwise they may impair comprehension (see seductive details effect: Sanchez & Wiley, 2006). Mental Model Theory Mental model is a representation ...

Author: Inoue-Smith, Yukiko

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799840374

Category: Education

Page: 407

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The mission of higher education in the 21st century must focus on optimizing learning for all students. In a shift from prioritizing effective teaching to active learning, it is understood that computer-enhanced environments provide a variety of ways to reach a wide range of learners who have differing backgrounds, ages, learning needs, and expectations. Integrating technology into teaching assumes greater importance to improve the learning experience. Optimizing Higher Education Learning Through Activities and Assessments is a collection of innovative research that explores the link between effective course design and student engagement and optimizes learning and assessments in technology-enhanced environments and among diverse student populations. Its focus is on providing an understanding of the essential link between practices for effective “activities” and strategies for effective “assessments,” as well as providing examples of course designs aligned with assessments, positioning college educators both as leaders and followers in the cycle of lifelong learning. While highlighting a broad range of topics including collaborative teaching, active learning, and flipped classroom methods, this book is ideally designed for educators, curriculum developers, instructional designers, administrators, researchers, academicians, and students.
2020-06-26 By Inoue-Smith, Yukiko

Mental model theory offers the lens through which we can explore those journeys toward gaining greater conceptual understanding and stronger metacognitive skills: understanding and skills enable learners to act upon their learning.

Author: Kay Stables

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462099388

Category: Education

Page: 326

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"This collection engages environmental, ethical and cultural values perspectives to show how Design and Technology (D&T) Education actively contributes to the significant educational goal of attaining sustainable global futures. An international collection of authors representing all levels of education articulate how D&T research, curriculum theory, policy, and classroom practices can synergise to contribute positively to the education of children for sustainable global futures. The book offers a spectrum of theorised curriculum positions, political and policy analysis, and case studies of successful school practice. A key word in the title is that of contribution which is construed in several senses: first, of D&T as a vehicle for understanding the range of political and social values that arise with such a major educational challenge; second, of D&T as an agent of critical and practical action for students as global citizens; third, by taking global and multiple perspectives (rather than, say, Western or mono-cultural positions); and, fourth, by demonstrating D&T’s capacities for working in holistic and integrative cross-curricular ways. The authors show how students can not only learn about their potential as humans-as-designers but can also develop designerly capacities that enable them to contribute meaningfully in practical ways to their communities and to wider society, that is, as global citizens who can apply design capability in ethical ways that are respectful of peoples, cultures and environments alike."
2015-02-27 By Kay Stables

In this sense, the notion of mental models is not only interrelated with the explanation of complex phenomena but also with ... The theory of mental models, on the other hand, argues that reasoning is primarily a matter of constructing ...

Author: J. Michael Spector

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461431855

Category: Education

Page: 1005

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The 4th edition of the Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology expands upon the previous 3 versions, providing a comprehensive update on research pertaining to new and emerging educational technologies. Chapters that are no longer pertinent have been eliminated in this edition, with most chapters being completely rewritten, expanded, and updated Additionally, new chapters pertaining to research methodologies in educational technology have been added due to expressed reader interest. Each chapter now contains an extensive literature review, documenting and explaining the most recent, outstanding research, including major findings and methodologies employed. The Handbook authors continue to be international leaders in their respective fields; the list is cross disciplinary by design and great effort was taken to invite authors outside of the traditional instructional design and technology community.
2013-07-03 By J. Michael Spector

Was it also a usability problem (although not called that at the time) attributable to poor design? ... Another central theme in the understanding of us- ability is the match between the designer's mental model of the system and the ...

Author: Alex Koohang

Publisher: Informing Science

ISBN: 9788392233763

Category: Educational technology

Page: 626

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2007 By Alex Koohang

On the other hand , mental model theory has tried to explain students ' intuitive understandings of the world from integrated perspectives . For example , Vosniadou [ 9 ] explained the construction of mental models using conceptual ...

Author: Jeffrey Marx

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0735402817

Category: Science

Page: 214

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The 2004 Physics Education Research (PER) Conference brought together researchers in how we teach physics and how it is learned. Student understanding of concepts, the efficacy of different pedagogical techniques, and the importance of student attitudes toward physics and knowledge were all discussed. These Proceedings capture an important snapshot of the PER community, containing an incredibly broad collection of research papers of work in progress.
2005-09-29 By Jeffrey Marx

These mental models , in turn , influence the way people understand the world , how they perceive new experiences , interpret those experiences and then generalise from them ( Wyatt , 1997 ) . Mental models form part of schema theory as ...

Author: Sarah Leberman

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0566087340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 131

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This book addresses a crucial issue for all involved in education and training: the transfer of learning to new and different contexts. Educators, employers and learners face the problem of ensuring that what is learnt in the classroom is able to be adapted and used in the workplace. The authors provide an accessible book on the transfer of learning which draws on multi-disciplinary perspectives from education, psychology and management.It combines theory and practice from international research and the authors' own case studies of transfer involving learners engaged in professional development and study towards qualifications. The book is unique in that it adopts a phenomenological perspective and underscores the significance of the participants' voices in understanding issues.
2006 By Sarah Leberman

The most influential proponent of this theory was Burrhus Friederich Skinner who explained all mental behavior in ... This transmission-absorption model did not appreciate that the learner might bring into the learning situation prior ...

Author: Martin Storksdieck

Publisher: BWV Verlag

ISBN: 9783830524182

Category: Electronic books

Page: 214

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HauptbeschreibungField trips are a popular method for introducing students to concepts, ideas, and experiences that cannot be provided in a classroom environment. This is particularly true for trans-disciplinary areas of teaching and learning, such as science or environmental education. While field trips are generally viewed by educators as beneficial to teaching and learning, and by students as a cherished alternative to classroom instruction, educational research paints a more complex picture. At a time when school systems demand proof of the educational value of field trips, large gaps ofte.
2011-01-01 By Martin Storksdieck

We explored this hypothesis and investigated the accuracy and malleability of end users' mental models through a ... model theory of reasoning helped us identify the importance of explanations to interactive machine learning systems.

Author: Fabio Paternò

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319602912

Category: Computers

Page: 459

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This book provides an in-depth insight into the emerging paradigm of End-User Development (EUD), discussing the diversity and potential for creating effective environments for end users. Containing a unique set of contributions from a number of international researchers and institutes, many relevant issues are discussed and solutions proposed, making important aspects of end-user development research available to a broader audience. Most people are familiar with the basic functionality and interfaces of computers. However, developing new or modified applications that can effectively support users' goals still requires considerable programming expertise that cannot be expected of everyone. One of the fundamental challenges that lie ahead is the development of environments that enable users with little or no programming experience to develop and modify their own applications. The ultimate goal is to empower people to flexibly employ and personalise advanced inform ation and communication technologies.
2017-08-09 By Fabio Paternò