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A Framework for Teaching Modeling to Biologists

Author(s): Drew LaMar

College of William and Mary

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Abstract for presentation at SIAM ED 2016 on modeling

Licensed under CC Attribution 4.0 International according to these terms

Version 2.0 - published on 02 Jan 2018 doi:10.25334/Q40X0N - cite this

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What are the modeling skills and metacognitive strategies of importance for the life sciences? In this talk, we describe a teaching and learning framework around modeling that (1) highlights the sometimes hidden role of models and modeling in the sciences, and (2) points to a possible path forward on how to move from using models as illustrative tools to using modeling as a process of discovery.

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