Expansive Modeling: Broadening the scope of modeling in K-12 education

Aditi Wagh, Amanda Dickes, Marilu Lam-Herrera, Pratim Sengupta, Jackson Reimers, Lauren Vogelstein, Corey Brady, Rebecca Steinberg, Curtis Thomas, Ashlyn Pierson, Amy Voss Farris, Rachel Wolkenhauer, Gwendolyn Monica Lloyd, Pricilla Karen Murphy, David DeLiema, Noel Enyedy, Joshua Danish, Francis Steen, Chani Fridman, Sharona T. LevyHagit Hel-Or, Megan Bang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Modeling is generally recognized as the core disciplinary practice of science. Through examinations of rich learning environments which expand the boundaries of modeling and the practices connected to it, researchers are broadening what modeling means in disciplinary settings. This interactive session brings together a diverse spectrum of scholars to share the practices they have used to expand modeling, how they were used in their curriculum, and the impact they had on learning. This session will serve as a rich opportunity for discussion to help advance the state of the field around what counts as modeling and the role it can play in learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISLS Annual Meeting 2021 Reflecting the Past and Embracing the Future - 15th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2021
EditorsErica de Vries, Yotam Hod, June Ahn
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781737330615
StatePublished - 2021
Event15th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jun 8 2021Jun 11 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
ISSN (Print)1814-9316


Conference15th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2021
CityVirtual, Online

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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