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A Framework for Teaching Modeling to Biologists

By Drew LaMar

College of William and Mary

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This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/210

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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  • Drew LaMar (2016), "A Framework for Teaching Modeling to Biologists," https://qubeshub.org/resources/909.

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