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Designing To Learn about Complex Systems

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Journal of the Learning Sciences Volume 9, Number 3, ISSN 1050-8406


Indicates the presence of complex structural, behavioral, and functional relations to understanding. Reports on a design experiment in which 6th grade children learned about the human respiratory system by designing artificial lungs and building partial working models. Makes suggestions for successful learning from design activities. (Contains 44 references.) (Author/YDS)


Hmelo, C.E., Holton, D.L. & Kolodner, J.L. (2000). Designing To Learn about Complex Systems. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 9(3), 247. Retrieved August 14, 2022 from .

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