Modeling with Technology: Mindtools for Conceptual Change / Edition 3

Modeling with Technology: Mindtools for Conceptual Change / Edition 3

by David H. Jonassen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131703455

ISBN-13: 2900131703451

Pub. Date: 11/16/2005

Publisher: Pearson

This book provides a thorough explanation of MindtoolsM197>alternative ways of using computer applications to engage learners in constructive, higher-order thinking about specific areas of study. It presents a rationale for using these tools, discusses individual Mindtools and their use, and suggests effective ways to teach with each Mindtool. Weaves a critical…  See more details below

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This book provides a thorough explanation of MindtoolsM197>alternative ways of using computer applications to engage learners in constructive, higher-order thinking about specific areas of study. It presents a rationale for using these tools, discusses individual Mindtools and their use, and suggests effective ways to teach with each Mindtool. Weaves a critical thinking framework throughout the text. Expands coverage of systems modeling tools with new sections on analysis and reasoning. Adds an entirely new section of the book, which includes chapters on intentional information searching via Internet and visualization tools. For educators and school administrators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900131703451
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/16/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240

Table of Contents

I. WHAT ARE MINDTOOLS? WHAT DO THEY DO?

1. What Are Mindtools?
2. Critical Thinking: The Goal of Mindtools.

II. SEMANTIC ORGANIZATION TOOLS.

3. Databases as Mindtools.
4. Semantic Networks (Concept Maps) as Mindtools.

III. DYNAMIC MODELING TOOLS.

5. Spreadsheets as Mindtools.
6. Expert Systems as Mindtools.
7. Systems Modeling as Mindtools.
8. Microworlds as Mindtools.

IV. INTERPRETATION TOOLS.

9. Intentional Information Search Tools as Mindtools.
10. Visualization Tools as Mindtools.

V. KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION TOOLS.

11. Hypermedia as Mindtools.

VI. CONVERSATION TOOLS.

12. Synchronous Conferencing as Mindtools.
13. Asynchronous Conferencing as Mindtools.

VII. IMPLEMENTING MINDTOOLS.

14. Entailments of Mindtools.
15. Assessing Learning with Mindtools.

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