Comparing two types of model progression in an inquiry learning environment with modelling facilities
Learning and Instruction Volume 21, Number 5, ISSN 0959-4752 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The educational advantages of inquiry learning environments that incorporate modelling facilities are often challenged by students’ poor inquiry skills. This study examined two types of model progression as means to compensate for these skill deficiencies. Model order progression (MOP), the predicted optimal variant, gradually increases the specificity of the relations between variables, whereas model elaboration progression (MEP) gradually expands the number of variables in the task. The study utilized a between-subject design with three conditions: a MOP condition (
Mulder, Y.G., Lazonder, A.W. & de Jong, T. (2011). Comparing two types of model progression in an inquiry learning environment with modelling facilities. Learning and Instruction, 21(5), 614-624. Elsevier Ltd.