Inventing a “Mid Level” to Make Ends Meet: Reasoning between the Levels of Complexity

@inproceedings{Levy2008InventingA,
  title={Inventing a “Mid Level” to Make Ends Meet: Reasoning between the Levels of Complexity},
  author={Sharona T. Levy and Uriel J. Wilensky},
  year={2008}
}
There has been a body of emerging research describing students' understanding of complex systems. This research has primarily studied students understanding of complex phenomena in science. However, complex phenomena are also pervasive in everyday life. Children observe and participate in them daily. How do they reason about such ordinary complex phenomena? In this study, we investigate students' reasoning about everyday complex phenomena. We report on interviews and a classroom participatory… CONTINUE READING

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