Developing a Teaching Curriculum that Enhances Psychology Students’ Scientific Understanding through Engagement in Explanatory Modeling Activities
GLN Consulting offers a variety of services organized around the use of engagement in explanatory modeling activities to help students achieve a deeper understanding of the scientific study of psychological phenomena. Explanatory modeling is a form of model-based reasoning that involves the use of causal knowledge to construct explanations of phenomena, derive hypotheses from these explanations, and compare these hypotheses to relevant empirical evidence. We work with psychology teachers to help them develop a teaching curriculum that integrates student engagement in these activities with teaching methods and instructional resources in ways that enhance students’ scientific understanding in core topics (e.g. learning, development, neuroscience).