Volume 14 · Number 3 · Pages 287–288
The Role of Debugging in Knowledge Construction

José Armando Valente

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “Studying Conceptual Change in Classrooms: Using Association Rule Mining to Detect Changes in Students’ Explanations of the Effects of Urban Planning and Social Policy” by Arthur Hjorth & Uri Wilensky. Abstract: Hjorth and Wilensky’s target article describes two important tools for helping students debug their conceptual misconceptions: the NetLogo model, and results from Association Rule Mining. In this commentary, I focus on these tools’ contributions to the debugging process, and the way they allow students to improve their conceptual knowledge.

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Valente J. A. (2019) The role of debugging in knowledge construction. Constructivist Foundations 14(3): 287–288. https://constructivist.info/14/3/287

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