Humans are model-making machines — one author suggests that instead of Homo sapiens, we should be called “Homo modelus” [1]. In order to make sense of the world, we use our mind to construct systems, structures, and representations; these form the foundation of a model. We share our models with others so that we can collectively create, modify, analyze, and apply our models. After doing this process over many generations, we have established our current world — for better or worse, our models manage the way we interact with nature, each other, and ourselves.

If models are the central method…

Nathan Belcher, Ed.D.

Physics Teacher. Lover of sports, books, high-quality education, family, and Jesus. W&M B.S. ('08), M.A.Ed. ('10). U of SC Ed.D. ('17).

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