Evaluating the Pedagogical Potential of Hybrid Models
Tzur Levin, Ilya Levin, Tel Aviv University, Israel
JCMST Volume 32, Number 3, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The paper examines how the use of hybrid models – that consist of the interacting continuous and discrete processes – may assist in teaching system thinking. We report an experiment in which undergraduate students were asked to choose between a hybrid and a continuous solution for a number of control problems. A correlation has been found between the preference of hybrid models and a low system thinking ability. We discuss the meaning of the results in terms of the state diagram notation, and link them with moral reasoning and the new socio-technological reality created in the digital age.
Levin, T. & Levin, I. (2013). Evaluating the Pedagogical Potential of Hybrid Models. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 32(3), 303-320. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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