Modeling Instruction in AP Physics C — Chapter Three

Nathan Belcher
Jul 23 · 17 min read

Action Research Methodology

Modeling Instruction is a pedagogy that places models at the center of science learning. Constructivist learning principles and the Modeling Theory of Cognition form the philosophical foundation of Modeling Instruction and students use the Modeling Cycle to develop conceptual models. Many studies with high school students have indicated that Modeling Instruction allows students to understand science more thoroughly than other curricular or instructional strategies. However, there are few studies…