Drawing-Based Modeling for Early Science Education

  • Wouter R. van Joolingen
  • Lars Bollen
  • Frank Leenaars
  • Hannie Gijlers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7315)

Abstract

Creating models is at the heart of any scientific endeavor and therefore should have a place in science curricula. We present three approaches, a collaborative drawing tool to support scientific dialogue, a domain specific tool providing intelligent support for learning about gear systems as well as a freehand drawing tool to support learner created animation.

Keywords

simulation modeling sketch recognition exercise selection 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wouter R. van Joolingen
    • 1
  • Lars Bollen
    • 1
  • Frank Leenaars
    • 1
  • Hannie Gijlers
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TwenteThe Netherlands

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