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Modeling Instruction

Program Mission

The Modeling method of instruction corrects many weaknesses of the traditional lecture-demonstration method, including the fragmentation of knowledge, student passivity, and the persistence of naïve beliefs about the physical world. From its inception, the Modeling Instruction program has been concerned with reforming high school physics teaching to make it more coherent and student-centered, and to incorporate the computer as an essential scientific tool. In a series of intensive workshops over two years, high school teachers learn to be leaders in science teaching reform and technology infusion in their schools. They are equipped with a robust teaching methodology for developing student abilities to make sense of physical experience, to understand scientific claims, to articulate coherent opinions of their own and defend them with cogent arguments, and to evaluate evidence in support of justified belief.

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