The retriever-connector model: Matching Classroom Data and Agent-Based Computer Models to Simulate Students’ Use of Multiple Epistemological Resources


Utilizing data from a classroom intervention with 8th graders, I employ agent-based computer modeling to simulate the cognitive processes at play during the intervention, in which students transition between using multiple epistemological resources. The model substantiates the hypothesis of manifold epistemological resources, which can be activated with simple prompts and have a non-linear impact on learning.

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