“Can Modelling Be Taught and Learnt?” – A Commentary

  • Marcelo C. Borba
Conference paper
Part of the International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling book series (IPTL, volume 1)


The questions, whether mathematical modelling can be learnt and what we know from empirical research, are highly relevant not only for the current research on modelling, but they are as well essential for curricular changes introducing modelling into schools. Werner Blum tackles these questions in his paper from several perspectives and shows important research regarding the possibilities of students and teachers learning and teaching modelling, respectively. Blum dedicates his research to cognitive analysis of students who are involved in developing modelling tasks with the help of teachers.


Modelling Activity Goal Orientation Modelling Task Teaching Modelling Teacher Learning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UNESP-Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita FilhoSão PauloBrazil

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