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Modelling competencies: past development and further perspectives. (English)
Stillman, Gloria Ann (ed.) et al., Mathematical modelling in education research and practice. Cultural, social and cognitive influences. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-18271-1/hbk; 978-3-319-18272-8/ebook). International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling, 129-149 (2015).
Summary: This chapter aims to describe the understanding of modelling competencies and how it has developed since the establishment of the conference series “International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications” in the early eighties of the last century. Based on these descriptions and the distinction of different strands of the modelling competency debate, the chapter will point out, how the discussion has evolved. Using as example an empirical study on the structure of modelling competency, namely holistic versus analytic, and a comparison of two approaches to foster modelling competencies, namely a holistic versus an atomistic approach, it will be pointed out that possible future developments will be based on more sophisticated psychometrical methods for the measurement of modelling competencies leading to comprehensive descriptions of ‘modelling competency’.
Classification: M10 C40 D20
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