Journal article

Evolution of a student model-building program

DA Weaver, RE Kemm, T Petrovic, T Gilding, PJ Harris, L Delbridge

ADVANCES IN PHYSIOLOGY EDUCATION | AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2002

Abstract

We describe the design and development of a highly interactive model-building program to assist students from a diverse range of academic backgrounds to understand the baroreceptor reflex. Our approach is to have students work in small groups to construct their own simple model of such a control system. This model then provides the basis for a structural framework for students to add further complexity without losing overall perspective and allows exploration of deeper issues. Our program is suitable for many disciplines and student backgrounds and provides a visual representation of a difficult concept, providing a basis to ground further knowledge. Audit trail data have been analyzed to id..

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