Collective production with mathematical modelling in digital culture. (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, 465-474 (2015).

Summary: In our learning collective, we established the Nucleus for Research in Media in Education including teams from computing, education and science. This research group presents the role of mathematical modelling in the production of Learning Objects, from the interweaving of theoretical and experimental knowledge from individuals implicated in this process. In the production of learning objects involving mathematical models, we note the existence of the following phases of construction: (1) obtaining a mathematical model; (2) describing the reality of the model; (3) the user accesses the application of the information; (4) deciding on how to present the history of the mathematical model; (5) programming the mathematical model; and (6) analysing the interaction between users and their learning via a simulation model. This context shows that the construction of learning objects requires firstly, a process of mathematical modelling.