Simulation and Learning

A Model-Centered Approach

Authors: Landriscina, Franco

  • Emphasizes the connection between simulation and mental process
  • Provides in-depth analysis of the relationships between simulation and mental models
  • Demonstrates ways that simulation can be used support conceptual change
  • Connects simulation with embodied cognition and the extended mind hypothesis
  • Provides concrete examples and guidelines for designing instructionally effective simulations
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The main idea of this book is that to comprehend the instructional potential of simulation and to design effective simulation-based learning environments, one has to consider both what happens inside the computer and inside the students' minds. The framework adopted to do this is model-centered learning, in which simulation is seen as particularly effective when learning requires a restructuring of the individual mental models of the students, as in conceptual change. Mental models are by themeselves simulations, and thus simulation models can extend our biological capacity to carry out simulative reasoning. For this reason, recent approaches in cognitive science like embodied cognition and the extended mind hypothesis are also considered in the book.. A conceptual model called the “epistemic simulation cycle” is proposed as a blueprint for the comprehension of the cognitive activies involved in simulation-based learning and for instructional design.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Simulation and Learning
Book Subtitle
A Model-Centered Approach
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1954-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1954-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1953-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9965-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 236
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