Clement Authors Three New Books

John Clement and colleagues have three new books out.

Creative Model Construction in Scientists and Students: The Role of Imagery, Analogy, and Mental Simulation is a monograph developing a theory of creativity and imagery-based conceptual learning in science, developed through his research using think-aloud protocols from experts and students. Model Based Learning and Instruction in Science, co-edited with Mary Anne Ramirez, is a collection of chapters by Clement's research team describing new, model-based teaching methods for science instruction. The second edition of Preconceptions in Mechanics, written with Charles Camp and others, is an updated set of lessons for dealing with some of the most difficult concepts in introductory mechanics.