Certain types of computer software are powerful cognitive artifacts. A cognitive artifact is a tool to enhance cognition, allowing the user to create and explore "concrete-abstract objects" and "worlds from ideas" and check how well these "worlds" can correspond to "real worlds," or make sense of "imagined worlds." Cognitive artifacts can become an essential tool in teaching and learning in physics education, making learning of complex abstract difficult concepts and models more significative and epistemologically grounded.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning|
|Place of Publication||Heidelberg|
|Publisher||Springer Science+Business Media, LLC|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
Teodoro, V. M. N. D., & Neves, R. G. M. (2012). Cognitive artifacts, technology and physics learning. In N. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp. 572-576). Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.