What is modeling instruction?
Instead of relying on lectures and textbooks, the Modeling Instruction program emphasizes active student construction of conceptual and mathematical models in an interactive learning community. Students are engaged with simple scenarios to learn to model the physical world.
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|Modeling Instruction in the Science Classroom (podcast)
Mark Schober, president of the American Modeling Teacher’s Association, shares a history of modeling, how it can be used in the classroom, and that it is for more than just physics courses. From NSTA’s Lab Out Loud podcast.A Modeling Approach to Physics Instruction (video)
In this video, teacher Seth Guiñals-Kupperman explains how he uses Modeling Instruction in his physics classroom. From WNET/PBS Teacher’s Domain resources.
Introductory readings for those seeking more information
- Slideshow about Modeling Instruction by Larry Dukerich
- Modeling Instruction: An Effective Model for Science Education (Science Educator, Vol. 17, #1. Spring 2008 NSELA) By Jane Jackson, Larry Dukerich, and David Hestenes
- Modeling Instruction in High School Physics by high school teacher and Modeling Workshop leader Mark Schober
- A Model Centered Approach to High School Physics by high school teacher David Braunschweig
- Videos of teachers using Modeling Instruction
- The Modeling Method: A Synopsis
- The Modeling Cycle
- Teachers using Modeling Instruction share their Modeling Stories.
- Kelly O’Shea’s model building storylines and materials from her blog.
- ASU Modeling Instruction materials
- Mark Schober’s ModelingPhysics.org website of materials
These resources culled from the official Modeling Instruction Website at Arizona State University.