Chapter 1: Cognition, Computers, and Synthetic Science: Building Knowledge and Meaning Through Modeling

  title={Chapter 1: Cognition, Computers, and Synthetic Science: Building Knowledge and Meaning Through Modeling},
  author={David E. Penner},
  journal={Review of Research in Education},
  pages={1 - 35}
  • D. Penner
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Education
  • Review of Research in Education
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