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Title: Computational modelling in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education
Authors: Neves, Rui
Silva, Jorge
Teodoro, Vítor
Keywords: Science
Computational modelling
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Centro Internacional de Matemática e Comap Inc.
Citation: Neves, R., Silva, J., & Teodoro, V. (2010). Computational modelling in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. In A. Araújo, A. Fernandes, A. Azevedo & J. F. Rodrigues (Eds.), Proceedings of the EIMI 2010 Conference: Educational Interfaces between Mathematics and Industry (pp. 387-397). Bedford, MA: Centro Internacional de Matem\'atica e Comap Inc.
Abstract: Modelling is a central aspect of the research process in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) which occurs in the cognitive contexto of an interactive balance between theory, experiment and computation. The STEM learning processes should then also involve modelling in environments where there is a balanced interplay between theory, experiment and computation. However, an adequate integration of computational themes in STEM high school and undergraduate university curricula remains to be achieved. In this work, we present an approach to embed computational modelling activities in the STEM learning process which may be fruitfully adopted by high school and university curricula, as well as be a valuable instrument for the professional development of teachers. To illustrate, we consider the example of physics.
Peer Reviewed: yes
ISBN: 978-1-933223-64-2
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