Understanding middle and high school students' views of model evaluation and model change

Silvia Wen Yu Lee, Hsin-Kai Wu, Hsin Yi Chang

研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型會議論文篇章

摘要

This study aimed to understand students' views of the nature of model evaluation and the nature of change of models in different context. A total of 102 eighth graders and 87 eleventh graders were surveyed. Two cases, the SARS and dinosaur extinction, were presented to prompt students' ideas about different models proposed by scientists. The statistical results showed different context of the model influenced how the students viewed model evaluation and model change. The students' answers also showed significantly differences between the high school level and the middle school level for their views of model change. The common reasons behind students' choice were related to students' understanding of the changeable nature of model and the science process. The students who chose that "one model is better than another" tended to justify their response by their understanding of the content. Interestingly, some students' views of the dinosaur extinction model were guided by their beliefs that information about the dinosaurs is unfathomable. The findings suggest that researchers should be aware that the models chosen for teaching and for assessment can interact with other factors, such as their familiarity of the content, their level of education and understanding of the nature of science. The results from written responses were further used to develop a multiple-choice survey and validated in the follow-up study.

原文英語
主出版物標題Workshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
編輯Thepchai Supnithi, Siu Cheung Kong, Ying-Tien Wu, Tomoko Kojiri, Chen-Chung Liu, Hiroaki Ogata, Akihiro Kashihara
發行者Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
頁面167-170
頁數4
ISBN(電子)9784990801427
出版狀態已發佈 - 2014 一月 1
事件22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 - Nara, 日本
持續時間: 2014 十一月 302014 十二月 4

出版系列

名字Workshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014

其他

其他22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
國家/地區日本
城市Nara
期間2014/11/302014/12/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電腦科學應用
  • 人機介面
  • 教育

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